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Testing ESX4 and vCenter

is it possible to download ESX4 and install on 3 different hosts?  I would like to demo vSphere to a company that wants to see if it will be a choice for their environment and primarily to see HA/DRS and FT demo'd for them.   So, to do the FT demo, I'd need 3 hosts setup.

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Yes, That is possible with 3 ESXi. But please make sure that you have all prerequisite.

For more: http://blog.lewan.com/2009/07/15/vmware-fault-tolerance-ft-and-cpu-compatibility-requirements/

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briwag
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I would install ESXi on the three hosts then download and install a demo of vCenter. You can run a full demo for 60 days.

Take a look.

bulletprooffool
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Yes,

But you will have limited license times on both ESXi and the VC.

If you are battling to get temp licenses, speak to your reseller - they'll be able to sort you out.

One day I will virtualise myself . . .
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aiea96701
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would use ESXi but I need to demo FT....is that possible with 3 ESXi "hypervisor"?

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briwag
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Yes, both FT and HA are supported with ESXi running in a vCenter cluster.

If you are thinking of standing up a new environment I would go with ESXi as I keep hearing that the traditional ESX will no longer be included future releases. Someone here can correct me if I'm wrong.

GaneshNetworks
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Yes, That is possible with 3 ESXi. But please make sure that you have all prerequisite.

For more: http://blog.lewan.com/2009/07/15/vmware-fault-tolerance-ft-and-cpu-compatibility-requirements/

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Ganesh

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