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    Some questions about VMware ESXi

    Hello Guys,

    I am thinking to start offering VMware ESXi based VDS. I have a few questions in mind before moving to it.

    1. Is there any tool or utility available to count bandwidth usage per virtual machine? Like SolusVM counts in OpenVZ and Xen.
    2. Is there any way to automate Operating System installation like SolusVM does?


    I really need answers to these questions. Please update me.


    Thanks

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    Well,

    You can't sell ESXi, You have to use ESX.

    1.) Not that I am aware of, You would have to use in-house software
    2.) That's not available in ESXi however you can have templates in ESX but it's not automated.
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    You can't sell ESXi.

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    I see giga-international and some other hosts sell vmware based VDS. Is there any other hypervisor to use ? According to my knowledge ESX is an old technology and ESXi latest and in coming days ESX(i) only will be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xs-admin View Post
    I see giga-international and some other hosts sell vmware based VDS. Is there any other hypervisor to use ? According to my knowledge ESX is an old technology and ESXi latest and in coming days ESX(i) only will be available.
    Get in touch Frantech.ca? They offer VMWare based hosting, maybe they can get you started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xs-admin View Post
    I see giga-international and some other hosts sell vmware based VDS. Is there any other hypervisor to use ? According to my knowledge ESX is an old technology and ESXi latest and in coming days ESX(i) only will be available.
    Where did you read that it is "Old Technology"?

    The latest ESX version is the same as ESXi. (4.1), The difference is ESX has more features and you can actually sell this version. Point blank, ESXi will be there for people to use for their own development and ESX will be there for people who want to market vmware based virtual servers. If your not willing to pay the price of ESX then you should look into another hypervisor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xs-admin View Post
    Is there any other hypervisor to use ?
    What about Windows Hyper-V?
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    This will give you all the information you need to know about the two: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphe...e.html#c177109

    Also compares Hyper-V and Citrix at the bottom (pros/cons).
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    Quote Originally Posted by media-hosts_com View Post
    This will give you all the information you need to know about the two: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphe...e.html#c177109

    Also compares Hyper-V and Citrix at the bottom (pros/cons).
    hmm... ESX 4.1 is better then XEN and Hyper-V
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    Wink

    For one to offer vmware hosting is not as simple as just installing and going for it.
    First you need to become a vmware partner "need to be certified VCP".
    Then you need to register as a hosing reseller and buy your licensing accordingly.
    One pays a monthly on the amount of RAM you resell and other tools and components you would like to use.

    It is quite an expensive way of doing things.
    Google Vmware Service Provider for more info on the requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinboshoff View Post
    For one to offer vmware hosting is not as simple as just installing and going for it.
    First you need to become a vmware partner "need to be certified VCP".
    Then you need to register as a hosing reseller and buy your licensing accordingly.
    One pays a monthly on the amount of RAM you resell and other tools and components you would like to use.

    It is quite an expensive way of doing things.
    Google Vmware Service Provider for more info on the requirements.

    Regards
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    You do not pay monthly on the licenses depending on your usage, vmware is a top tier hypervisor and you are going to pay the price for it.


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    You do not pay monthly on the licenses depending on your usage, vmware is a top tier hypervisor and you are going to pay the price for it
    You can do and it's quite cheap actually, you pay only for ram used in a cluster of servers of how many you like. Vmware vCloud, you need to pay to become a partner, have staff trained in sales etc before you can do it. We looked at doing it earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123Systems-Andrew View Post
    You do not pay monthly on the licenses depending on your usage, vmware is a top tier hypervisor and you are going to pay the price for it.


    http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/vs...seoptions.html
    If you read the license agreement for the vSphere you will see that you are not allowed to have a third party install software or alter a vm on it in any shape or form. that is what the VMware Service Provider program is intended for and is billed on a monthly rental to provide the ability to grow and only pay for what you are selling.

    http://www.vmware.com/partners/progr...der/index.html

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