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Sherin
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VMware woks station on production environment

What is the reliability of VMware woks station on production environment ??

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PduPreez
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VMware Workstation is not intended to run Production servers for business not because of performance

It is more for application testing and user functionality to have multiple environments on their desktop.

So in essance you could load it on a windows Server and load several Prod servers on there.

But to answer your question - the reliability lies in the Host OS. If windows dies or auto reboot for some patches, all goes down

I would rather load the Free ESXi 5 which allows for 32GB and load my prod server on there.

Have a look at this link : Workstation

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connector
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Hi,

I've wondered about doing this myself, using Windows as the host.  I like your solution, the Free ESXi 5.  Any idea what limitations of the free version are?

Thanks

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