|Lee H. Marzke on 9 Jul 2011 15:39:01 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] VMWare Control|
From: "Art Alexion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>Actually ESXi is mostly a custom VMware kernel, and the Linux service console has been removed. The version with
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Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:43:47 PM
Subject: Re: [PLUG] VMWare Control
On Jul 5, 2011 7:05 PM, "jeff" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 07/05/2011 06:50 PM, Mike Leone wrote:
>> On 7/5/2011 6:43 PM, Doug Stewart wrote:
>>> Vcenter requires ESX if I recall correctly. It's the control app for LARGE VMw installs.
>> vCenter is the controller app.
> and a real pig, whether running two or two hundred machines.
> There are some less mature and less piggy apps but I have to find my notes. Nothing as robust, though.
vCenter loads slowly, but runs quickly enough. It should be on a server running nothing else. I think there is only a Windows version, though ESX / ESXi is bare bones Linux.
Running VCenter server on your ESX array is no problem
I echo Michael. Don't run it in a VM. Otherwise, how do you bring up your environment if your controller is down as well.
The new Vsphere 4.1 release of Vcenter server tracks storage statistics, and can even limit storage I/Os
It is very mature application and does far more than control VMs. Hosts, clusters, storage, etc.
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