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Re: Recommendations for a Host OS?
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2013, 09:17:46 AM »
Dunno... Just doesn't work. That's what I was trying before, but if it can't see anything, there's not much I can do. :(

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Nothing shows up.

Mind you, I'm running it inside of VMware... Need to check it out first...

So, yeah, it is looking that difficult from where I'm standing. :'(
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Re: Recommendations for a Host OS?
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2013, 12:33:44 PM »
If you already have VMWare...why?

There is some mention of running Proxmox inside another VE. But they also say it's experimental, needs a host that supports "nesting", and that KVM will most likely not work. so unless you're running a sever from the command line that way, it's generally a no-go doing Prox inside another VE.

And please don't tell me you're trying to do all this on a laptop.  ;D

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Re: Recommendations for a Host OS?
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 12:52:07 PM »
If you already have VMWare...why?
For testing purposes, I reckon. Dunno if it's smart to test a hypervisor on anything but bare metal, though :P (could be enough to test the install & setup procedure, but definitely not for testing actually running stuff on it).
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Re: Recommendations for a Host OS?
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2013, 06:12:39 PM »
VMware is for testing. I just want to "feel things out" first before running down the bare metal road, which is much more involved.

And no - this isn't on a laptop.
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Re: Recommendations for a Host OS?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2013, 09:39:53 PM »
I don't know* if you know but the Microserver is capable of running ESXi 5.1 with 2 or 3 VMs, (given a bit more RAM) - quite a few reports of people doing it.

If you want to have a play with it, you could remove your existing HDDs and plug in a temp storage HDD, plug a flash drive into the internal USB connector and install ESXi on it.

ESXi 5.1 for it can be downloaded from here.

You could conceivably run your FreeNAS within a VM on it as well as another 1 or 2 VMs.  Won't be suitable for playing games but it might be for some low powered or long time frame work.

Just an idea.



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Re: Recommendations for a Host OS?
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2013, 09:47:49 PM »
And no - this isn't on a laptop.

Thank heavens for that! I was afraid for a minute or two... ;D ;)