Paul Braren's “Build Your Own VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V lab at Home, using Commodity Hardware” presentation replay from Saturday March 10th
This really is a lab project/learning exercise, where I document what works well for me, and for many other site visitors. Feedback through comments below are always appreciated!
Here's a list of articles/references I mentioned during or shortly after the presentation:
- My energy consumption calculations,
- My RAID adapter,
- My Laptop and Gaming machines,
- Configuring USB 3.0 pass through,
- Aero and Sound,
- and USB 2.0,
To those of you who were in the audience, for for anybody reading this really, I should clarify a few important points:
a) you are responsible for following all EULA/licensing restrictions for your circumstances, but also know that the free ESXi Hypervisor download does everything I showed you
b) if you are a bit squeemish about trial and error with build your own hardware, and prefer a known-good solution that matches this comprehensive article with video walk through:
you're likely better off going with the exact, known-good parts list at TinkerTry.com/vzilla.
c) VMware, Microsoft, and I cannot support you in any official way on your home-made creation.
Here's the video, enjoy!
April 15 2012 Update: Video playback of the live presentation now available here:
but the YouTube video above is a lot easier to follow, where I re-recorded the entire event, mixed with new crystal clear HD footage. I also added a look at ESXi 5.0 running Windows 8 Consumer Preview (with Aero & Sound), and Windows Server 8 Hyper V. This new video is a mix of new footage that is clearer than the live presentation, with much improved audio. I also answer most of the great questions the live audience had asked me.
March 10 10:07pm Update:
That was a fun day, with seats full and great questions!
Click to view PDF Version of the PowerPoint Presentation (or scroll down below)
Original Speaker Announcement Here:
Build Your Own VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V lab at Home, using Commodity Hardware
March 10 8:35am Update:
Room for 70 people in here, I secured permission from Tim Mangan, and Microsoft's Dan Stolts, to broadcast my presentation live, and have now tested I have adequate bandwidth to support it!
As seen in my video, yes, of course I can run OS/2 Warp 3.0! A nice way to look back in time, nearly 2 decades ago.
“Nested” Windows sure start fast! OS/2 Warp introduction on Computer Chronicles (1995)