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How can I virtualize a Dell 1400 SC

I have an old Dell 1400 SC that I want to virtualize for test purposes. I have tried ESXI 5.0 but not a 64 bit machine. Have tried 4.1 but this keeps going around in a loop. What version of ESXi will I need to test this.
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I have used Esxi so that is why I wanted to use that. So if I use vmconverter how do i set the vmware workstation up on the spare server that I have
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I wouldn't bother using a 1400SC as a test system.  I'm not even sure it would have virtualization technology on the CPU that would be required of even a 32 bit version of ESXi (though if you really want to try it, you can probably try a 3.5 - but I don't know what you're going to run in it since it likely won't support 64 bit guests and the newest operating systems.

If you want to experiment with virtualization, then use newer hardware - build a test system - I have build several based on 8-core AMD FX series processors that work quite well.  Of course, it's not VMWare certified (I use Hyper-V).
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Hi

I think the question is not to convert or Virtualize, but use the Dell as a host for ESX/ESXi

I install some time ago in some SC for testing, but I think 4.1 doesn't work, only 4.0.

I remenber I had a problem with some network adapter that I need to disable. Something like that.

Check here it may help:

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1287688#1287688

Also for all Servers that people have tested:

http://www.vm-help.com//esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php

Hope this can test.

Jail
I agree - that was my interpretation... but I also don't think it was worded well.
Have installed as 3.5 as dell had an install as this - Esxi has loaded, did a Convert Physical Machine - Success , can see the local host but when I try and go into the console via Vmware Sphere Client
Unable to get the window handle for AxQuickMksAxVtl control. Windowless Activex controls are not supported so I cannot see the Domain
Can't seeing it being a DEP problem as its not in a windows Nt server
Hi

Honestly I did not understand nothing on you reply above.

Did you install 3.5 on the Dell?? Then convert a physical machine into that ESXi??

Can you explain more in detail?

Jail
Installed 3.5 onto Dell. Converted physical machine onto Dell. Opened VM Client with ip no. Can see the local host, and the server that has been converted, unable to open console - following message came up
Unable to get the window handle for AxQuickMksAxVtl control. Windowless Activex controls
Is there any answer for this problem

Thanks
Hi

First your initial questions was regarding the Dell SC and how to install ESX(i) on it.

I think that question is answered.

Then open a new question regarding the issues you have with a P2V into that host.

And please try to be more detail about what you have, what you plan to do, and what is the issues.

PS: with some printscreens maybe will help

Thanks

Jail
I will not be giving any points on this as the installation was okay but it had a serious problem opening.
I fixed that myself with:

 run windows update
 
 
- bcdedit.exe /set nx AlwaysOff
 
 
- reboot

so I will accept my own solution
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for cookywales's comment #a38610376

for the following reason:

Because I knew how to install rthe Esxi but no one could give me the answer for the complete solution and the last part was most crucial and I fixed that myself
Your ORIGINAL question:
What version of ESXi will I need to test this.

In my first comment I said:
you can probably try a 3.5

You then confirm you took my advice:
Have installed as 3.5

Your originally asked question was answered and you made no mention at the time of what OS you wanted to install - you said you wanted to do this for "test purposes"
you also stated -
I wouldn't bother using a 1400SC as a test system.  I'm not even sure it would have virtualization technology on the CPU
that would be required of even a 32 bit version of ESXi (though if you really want to try it, you can probably try a 3.5
3.5 gave problems as did 4.1 -settled on 4 still had problems on the client but sorted out myself . It was not the OS that was on the VM but the one that was running the client.
As a paying subscriber I believe that I have the right to dispute any information that I get that I do feel as being relevant or as helpful.
Yes, I stated those things... what's you're point?  I offered additional advice and the advice you apparently took.  I still think it's not the best idea to be using such old equipment for testing when much newer (but still old) equipment will do better.  And I didn't say 3.5 would be flawless - I suggested you try it - you did, now you have it running.

You do understand that MANY people VOLUNTEERED their time to answer your question - many of whom charge well over $100 per hour for this kind of advice and ROUTINELY get it.  We also choose to VOLUNTEER our time helping out others for nothing more than the points... If you don't appreciate our efforts, I'm sure they cease coming from qualified people and you'll only be left with poor advice from people who don't know what they are talking about.
You absolutely have that right.  As an UNPAID VOLUNTEER, I have the right to object to your insistance upon essentially stealing my advice and the advice of others.  Either select an appropriate answer or we can request a moderator does so.
Hi

First, I think is not the right direction stating that you are a paying costumer, because if you are a paying costumer, we are here for free to help you and others. So that type rudeness is not nice.

And even you are a paying costumer, you have rules to follow.

You had one question regarding installing ESX/ESXi on that Dell and that question was answered after. Period.

Any other questions, or other tasks(like P2V) is not part of of the same task, not even the same question.

So no I do not agree that you close a question with your own solution.

Don't plan to came here anymore.

Have a nice day.

Jail
Firstly I would like to state what could be rude about the comment "As a paying subscriber I believe that I have the right to dispute any information that I get that I do feel as being relevant or as helpful"
With regard to Jail comment "Don't plan to came here anymore.Have a nice day."- I could take offence but believe that all are entitled to their own opinion.
With regard to leaving - ie Don't plan to come here again", if that is the companies position who run Experts Exchange, i believe that they could email me and I would withdraw my membership. I will leave this in their hands.
Or Jail do you run the company - if so I will withdraw membership.
I have cited my reasoning for selecting my comment as an answer.  That doesn't mean I think others may not deserve points.  I have stated - and do believe - that the points are a payment for my time here.  It was a difficult to interpret question to begin with, but I believe I provided an answer in addition to advice that was not bad (perhaps ignored, but not bad.  Specifically that using such an old server for testing newer (virtualization in general) technologies is not a great idea).  

While I did not say "yes, use 3.5, it will definitely work" that "lack of confidence" is based on how OLD the server is and how old 3.5 is.  I have a client running 3.5 on a system (I did not install) and I have a rough idea of when both came out which suggested they would be compatible, hence my recommendation to try it.
Rather than continue this question in this manner, I have awarded the points to the most helpful solutions
I am requesting to have my awarded points transferred to leew.