kikistan
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Newbie to ESXi

Hello

I'd like to know if it is possible automatically:

to boot 2 VM simultaneously

then to use the first VM in full screen

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weinstein5
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Welcome to the forums - Yes it is possible to boot two vms silmultaneously - You access the VM through the VI Client which is running on your workstation and it is through the VI Client remote console that you can access you VM and with that you can not set it so full screen mode on your workstation - you can also RDP to your VM and set that to full screen -

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depping
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Indeed, ESXi is no client side hypervisor so you will need an extra PC to access the vm's via a console.

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kikistan
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ok

there is no hypervisor that can boot 2 VM usable on the hypervisor itself

My goal is to have a virtualized computer running in the background a WS 2008 and foreground another WS2008 ?

I hope i don't sound too stupide :smileygrin:

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weinstein5
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So if I understand you correctly you only have a single piece of hardware available - because what you want to do is doable with ESXi you will just need a seperate workstation to communicate with your ESXi host - I know VMware Workstation will allow you to do this but it is not free

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kikistan
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yes i have one piece of hardware and i want to use the VM on the ESXi server

i i use workstation ... i have to boot an host (memory and disk lost) and then boot the VM

I hoped that ESXi could be use as a sort of server and boot client (hosting the VM and showing it to me)

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weinstein5
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That is nor how ESXi and ESX are designed - they are designed for the datacenter where the hosted vms will be accessed remotely - I do not think what you are looking to you will be able to do with any of the bare-metal hypervisors - you will need to load a base o/s and then run a hosted hypervisor like workstation

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kikistan
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i was affraid of that answer

the best for me is to have a robust linux (with fast boot and minimal consomption) and VMware Workstation

That could do the trick Smiley Wink

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weinstein5
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That should do it

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On Feb 8, 2009, at 4:13 PM, "kikistan" <communities-

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