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hyperthreading and virtualixation technology differences

hi the below link is what I am viewing:

http://ark.intel.com/products/41493/Intel-Pentium-Processor-E6300-2M-Cache-2_80-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB

I have the following machines:

hpdc 5700 e6300, 2g ram machine

question 1.  what does it mean when it states the following and in practical terms what can I not do  ?

hyperthready technology - no (it delivers 2 processing thread per physical core)
virtualization technology - yes
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as I have the following:

- dell poweredge 1950 server
- hpdc 5700 e6300 machines

I would like to be able to setup some sort of virtual network but not sure if my machines can do this prior to buying ie windows 2008 as I do have evaluation software.

q1.  any direction from anyone  ?
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i currently have: they are test machines

dell poweredge 1950 16gb ram
hpdc 5700 e6300 2gb ram
hi Andrew,

i have just looked at those 2 links you provided and it appears one will allow me to setup a server and the other a client machine.

q1.  will both links require me to install on my server for example and the client and then use a physical machine to logon to my server to the vmcient or something  ?

q2.  can you give me an explanation what it will allow me to understand with 1 x server and 1 x client meaning it will be in essense the same for multiple machines  ?
hi david,

i suppose i could purchase 2gb ram more to add to my hpdc5700 as you state.
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yes i will see if i can increase my memory on my hpdc 5700 e6300 from 2gb to 4gb.

i thought that both vmserver and client would be installed on the dell and then somehow i would logon to the network and connect as a client and open up a windows in presumably windows 7 for example like i suppose terminal server ?
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no need to change memory on the hpdc 5700 e6300, other than what is required for a windows os. -ok

esxi is just a server os, it contains no management client, it just hosts guest os - virtual machines.  this is what you need to install on your dell poweredge, but your memory needs to be increased to at least 4gb or better 8gb to make this usable.

above you say: no need to change memory on hpdc 5700 e6300 - so my machine is ok, but you also say above 'but your memory needs to be increased to at least 4gb or better or 8gb to make this usable, what do you mean  ?

my dell has 16 gb ram already

q1.  do i actually install anything like a windows os on my hpdc 5700 or am i just connecting to my vmserver to connect to an already pre-installed vmclient ie windows 7 via my dell and then a window will open up into a win 7 client as if installed directly on my hpdc 5700  ?
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hi Andrew, i will however go through each link.

my initial question was about going forward to doing what you advise beyond the initial question.  so thanks for going above and beyond. much appreciated.

 thanks for those links.  im beginning to grasp your advice.  appreciated.

this computer - hpdc 5700 needs to have an os on it...... because the client application to manage esxi, is a windows application, so therefore you will need a windows os.

qns1.  i guess my last question would be 'why install an os in order to manage esxi, as i thought it was the vmserver that would provide the ability to manage multiple vmservers & vmclients installed on the physical dell as vmmachines ?
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ok thanks for that info very informative and much appreciated.
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hi Andrew, yes definitely.  much appreciated.

i happen to have a cd with VMware esxi on it as well which i attempted to install before but did not complete.
i happen to have a cd with VMware esxi on it as well which i attempted to install before but did not complete.

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