koroziv Posted June 9, 2015 Share #1 Posted June 9, 2015 Hi I have the Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1220L V2 @ 2.30GHz with 8 Gb ram for about 10 days; running latest xpenology (boot from usb -xpenoboot). I think the hardware is a bit overkill to do just that, and I want to go the esxi way. Also the virtual box in xpeno is a joke, gives very poor performance (monster mouse lag). - Is there a way not to lose the data on the hard drives when moving to esxi ? I have 2 hd-drives, no raid involved. - If running 3 machines (xpenologi, windows and some linux distro) can I use the same storage for all ? I mean give 20 Gb to each machine but all of them to share the rest of hdd space for storage. - What version to use ? I see 5.5 and 6.0, both with custom images on the hp website - I also do not want to go the "trial" way, is free licence enough to manage a few machines with no major hassle ? I'm not clear about the limitations of the free version. PS: my gen8 is not silent at all, fan at 15% most of the time but it has an annoying coil noise; this is my second unit, returned the first one for this reason, no luck... Edit: As I keep reading tutorials, I see that most recommend using another drive (ssd if possible) for storing virtual machines; I only have 2 drives, is it possible to use only a partition from one of them for machines and leave the rest for storage ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.