Vmware product to host servers

I would like to install three or more servers on my local computer for the test purposes so in this case,I need ESX-VMware product to host them so which VMware product should I install on my local computer?
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bominthuCommented:
If it is for Test purpose, you can just use Vmware workstation (Vmware product) or simply use Virtual Box (free).
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Yes, if you're looking to install them on top of your existing OS, either VMware Workstation or VMware Player ...

But Virtual Box like bominthu mentions, would work too...  

If you're looking into hypervisor then you'd need to look into VMware ESXi or KVM (Linux) or something similar.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You may not need VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi), which installs on bare metal, to test some servers on your desktop computer.

VMware Workstation 11 is a Type 2 Hypervisor, other Type 2 Hypervisors include, VMware Player 7.0, Virtualbox 4.0, and Parallels.

Type 2 Hypervisors are SLOW.  In most reviews and experience, they perform at roughly 30-40% hardware capability.  That means an OS in a VM run off VMWare Workstation will likely perform at best like it has an 800 MHz CPU if you have 2 GHz physical CPU. You install Type 2 hypervisors onto of an existing host operating system.

If you use a Type 1 Hypervisor, you get MUCH better performance. ESX, ESXi, are all Type 1 hypervisors - they (based on experience and reviews) typically get 80-90% hardware capability - so that same VM run off the same 2 GHz CPU should operate more like it has a 1.6 GHz CPU instead of 800 Mhz. Type 1 hypervisors are installed on the bare metal of the server.

Type 1 Hypervisors also include Hyper-V.

VMware Player 7.0 Free Download [FREE]
http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer/

VMware Workstation 11.0 (60 day trial, $199) [EVALUATION]
www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

Oracle Virtualbox 4.0 [FREE]
http://www.virtualbox.org/ 

So you may want to consider VMware Player or Oracle Virtualbox, which are both FREE. If  you have Windows 8.1 Pro, you could use Client Hyper-V which is included with the OS, and is a Type 1 hypervisor.
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Teoman SahinAuthor Commented:
many thanks I think,according to Mr Hancock's reviews or experinces, I should use Type 1 Hypervisor to earn the best performance so VMware Player 7.0 which is free is type 2 but other type2 VMware Workstation 11.0 is not free..at the moment,I have windows 7 enterprise on my local pc so which product is the best for me..the best performance or stability or so on? as far as I remember,Client Hyper-V is not VMware product, which belongs to Microsoft..
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you only have Windows 7

1. You cannot use Client Hyper-V.
2. It is Microsoft.
3. Using VMware vSphere (ESXi) which would give the best performance, is a Type 1 Hypervisor, it requires yoiur hardware to be on the HCL, and you would need to replace your Windows 7 OS with it!
4. Therefore what remains is VMware Player, ideal for test.

Make sure you have enough RAM, CPU, and Intel processor enable for Intel-VT.
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