Could you please list some laptops/desktops ( may be your machines which you run esx on) that can be VT enabled in the BIOS. Also Do Macs have these option ?
The reason why i am asking is that my present laptop which i bought primarily for testing esx do not have that option in the BIOS. And at 1.6 GHz it times out when i open VC and try to add a VM.
Thanks for any help
There are a lot of motherboards/controllers listed on www.vm-help.com which can help you. In order to run ESX/ESXi on desktop/laptop hardware you really need a newer type of laptop, and by the sounds of no VT and a 1.6 proc I'm assuming this is a semi old laptop.
You will need a beefy laptop to get any sort of use out an ESX server especially if you have customers waiting for you while you demonstrate ESX to them.
I suggest a dual core 2.6GHz (minimum) with VT support
2GB RAM (minimum)
...Also Do Macs have these option ?...
Macs don't have a BIOS. But I believe VT is enabled because you can run ESXi in Fusion. I don't know if anyone's tried ESX3.0 on Fusion. If your primary goal is to learn & demo ESX, then you're probably better off sticking with a PC than a Mac.