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Can I install Ubuntu and Xpenology in Esxi?

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I've just bought the parts to build my own little NAS/HTPC/Whatever and I want to play about with it for a while and learn some new things. I've never done much with VM's aside from VirtualBox so I thought I'd have a go at Esxi and try to run Ubuntu and Xpenology before deciding whether or not to make the system a dedicated NAS or Htpc.

 

Is this actually possible and does anyone decent beginners guides to Esxi?

 

Thanks

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Once you have ESXi up and running, you can install pretty much whatever you want in the guest virtual machines. I've just started playing with it myself and I have the following vms configured: 4 Xpenology servers, 1 Windows 8.1 64-bit, 1 Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit and 1 turnkey linux appliance running Wordpress.

 

There's a pretty good install guide here: http://www.vladan.fr/vmware-esxi-6-installation-guide/

 

You will need a Windows PC to run the vSphere Client to control the ESX server.

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