[windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines

  • From: "Greg Reese" <gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:05:12 -0600

get ready to cozy up to linux some, especially if you run ESX server.  The
greater memory of a 64bit host does not translate into more memory on each
32bit guest, but it DOES allow you to run a greater number of 32 bit
guests.  make sense?

On Nov 28, 2007 9:52 AM, Ray Costanzo <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  I know absolutely nothing about Linux.  Aside from my TiVos, I've never
> interacted with it.  J  I hope one day to learn it, because I know I'd
> love it.  I'm more likely to run Windows Server Core though, when that comes
> out.  I'm thrilled that MS finally realized that servers don't need to have
> wallpapers, freecell, voice recorder, and other such nonsense.  I'm excited
> about having a non-GUI OS again.  Take it back to the basics!
>
>
>
> *From:* windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Bob Coffman - Info From
> Data Corp.
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:09 AM
> *To:* windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines
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>
> Ray,
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> Get the 64bit - at some point you may change your mind on being all 32bit.
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> If I were to design your _VM appliance_ to balance cost/performance, I
> would get a single dual-core CPU and as much RAM as you would need to run
> the OSs you want + extra for overhead and future growth.  And if you are
> going to run VMWare Server, use a pared down Linux (Centos is a good choice)
> as the host OS (ie no GUI).
>

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