I’ve been getting a bunch of emails about the progress I’ve been making on my VMWare ESXi server. I figured it might merit a post.
So far, I got three VM’s each running CentOS 5.2. One is a ZenOSS installation, one is a Trixbox installation, and one is a stock linux install that I plan to use for Web and PHP developing.
What’s interesting about the 3rd on, is that I cloned it from a snapshot of the first one. But now I’m getting ahead of myself.
First off, in answer to most of the questions, I am experience NO problems with my Trixbox install. Keep in mind, I am using RAID 0 with three 72GB SCSI drives in a Dell 1750. These are NOT IDE drives. I noticed no stuttering or voice quality issues. Second, keep in mind this is for our home and not a busy office.
Interestingly enough, my biggest problem has been power outages. The power goes off and the box goes down but comes back up. I don’t know of a way to automatically power on the VM’s or start them from the command line. If you know, let ME know please!
The second question I get is, how’s my power bill. Actually, it seems fine. My wife hasn’t said anything about it being high or abnormal so “mums the word.”