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My Sunday Afternoon -- Fun with VMWare ESX 3i

Jul 28, 2008, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"...the biggest limitation with ESX Server 3i and its big brother, ESX 3.5 is that due to VMWare’s “closed kimono” stance on software development, the storage drivers are way behind in terms of hardware support when compared with competitive solutions from Microsoft, Citrix and the various Linux distributions/vendors. There isn’t a single system, whether it be a PC or an entry-level server which use embedded SATA2 RAID chipsets that will work with ESX 3i or ESX 3.5 out of the box. If you boot ESX 3i on any of these systems, you’ll be presented with a message that no suitable storage device has been found."

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