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VMware ESXi 4.0 Hardware Compatibility List

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Similarly to ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0 is a 64-bit hypervisor. This means that the underlying hardware needs to support 64-bit operations in order for ESXi 4.0 to work. As you know, 64-bit instruction sets allow access to more system resources, such as memory and storage, as compared to their 32-bit counterparts. While ESXi 4.0 does Read more...

ESXi vs. ESX: A comparison of features

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[You may have come here via search. Welcome! If you have specific questions on ESXi, please visit the ESXi Community. There are many experts there that can answer your questions. Thanks!] VMware made the decision to make VMware ESXi, our next generation hypervisor, freely available to proliferate the VMware platform and allow administrators to prove its value Read more...

Market Feedback on ESXi

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This posting comes by way of Rick Vanoever from Virtualization Review: I am really excited for the upcoming product from VMware. In my opinion, this is a good time to make a final decision on ESX vs. ESXi. For current VI3 environments, ESXi has most of the functionality of ESX and all of the licensed Read more...

Welcome to ESXi Chronicles

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On behalf of all the great people working on VMware ESXi, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Contributors to this blog are all ESXi insiders:  Key engineers, product managers, product experts, and basically those in the know on where the product is going.   In the coming months, we Read more...