This week’s roundup explores server virtualization software. Let’s find out what people are saying about VMware ESXi, a free enterprise-level server virtualization product offered by VMware. Here are a few highlights:
- lasso says: “[It is the] most usable hypervisor in the industry. It’s well documented, really simple and quick to set up.”
- RonSNunes says: “ESXi has one major benefit that outweighs the others; IT’S FREE! The only issues I have with ESXi is that it is console (CLI) based…some people might now want to configure a high availability virtual machine server via the Command Line.”
- sys_admin says: “Virtualization has made datacenter operations easier. As a sysadmin, managing multiple hosts is more simple and flexible with VMware ESXi. Running multiple hosts, operations systems on a single host makes it more efficient and saves costs. ESXi also allows you to pool the resources of several machines effectively, thereby helping to run the application smoothly without hassles.”
- Francis Lee Mondia says: “[There is] no central management of other ESXi servers, each one needs to be logged-in individually if you have multiple servers.”
VMware ESXi was awarded 4.5 stars by real users. Click here to see what else people are saying about VMware ESXi and share your thoughts.
Want to learn more? Join us on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 9am PST/12pm EST for a live webinar discussing server virtualization software. IT Central Station co-founder Russell Rothstein will be hosting a panel of real server virtualization users in the event ‘Server Virtualization: A user perspective roundtable’. Whether you’re using VMware, Microsoft, Citrix or another vendor, this will be the ultimate forum to hear what people really think about server virtualization.
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