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Byte.com: Consolidate Servers With VMWare GSX, ESX

Apr 02, 2001, 15:18 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

"...If VMware 2.x was good enough for production work, then where is the advantage of using VMware GSX or ESX?"

"Well, there are several advantages. Even server applications that require particular hardware and software setups can run on GSX Server because each virtual machine has its own configuration of virtual devices and its own operating system and applications."

"All those many servers that you hastily added, but dare not touch now, can dependably run in virtual machines hosted on a standard Intel-architecture server that supports your system-administration policies. Once hosted on a GSX Server or ESX Server, a server application running in a virtual machine operates identically to a real machine with full networking capabilities."

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