linc on 9 Nov 2009 15:44:53 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] cheapass VM host platform?

Ron Mansolino wrote:
> I'm thinking about upgrading on of my boxes at home, and I think I'd 
> like to setup a VM host.
> Mostly just to play with, but it'd be nice to back up my cloud-thingy 
> and experiment with/on.
> I'm not interested in cherry-picking a bunch of stuff to put together, 
> I'd rather just snipe something off of eBay and be done with it.
> what would you suggest (for example, a SOHO client, or for your lab)?
> thx
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Well, what I did was go to and picked up an inexpensive server 
(actually I bought 2 Appro 1U servers).  Right now they have a decent 
looking one for $130  Slap Linux 
and VMWare server on there and there you have it.  It'll take you an 
hour to get going maybe and works great here, in fact I run my entire 
infrastructure on VMs.  You can even run VMWare converter to convert 
existing hardware to VMs.

-Linc Fessenden

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