Virtualizeit
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vcenter 4.0 update 1 support 64 bit

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Does the vCetner 4.0 update 1 support 64 bit and is the bundle sql database 64 bit

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Troy_Clavell
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what are the limitations? I have read that it supports small deployments up to 5 hosts and 50 VMs. I am using it for testing but if it works would like to deploy it unless there are limitations. My env will have 4 hosts and 9 VMs so do you think this is workable?

yes, very workable....

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RParker
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Does the vCetner 4.0 update 1 support 64 bit and is the bundle sql database 64 bit

YES

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a_p_
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Not sure about SQL Express, I think it's still 32 bit.

The vCenter 4 Update 1 is not only supported on 64 bit OS, it is also recommended.

"...Future releases of VMware vCenter Server might not support installation on 32-bit Windows operating systems. VMware recommends installing vCenter Server on a 64-bit Windows operating system.::"

see: VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 Release Notes

André

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Virtualizeit
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so if I install the vcenter 4.0 update 1 on a 64 bit windows 2003 server vcetner will be 64 bit but the sql express will not is that correct?

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Troy_Clavell
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correct... Since vCenter is 32bit the bundled SQL Express will be as well. However, this should not be used for a production environment as it has it's limitations.

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Virtualizeit
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what are the limitations? I have read that it supports small deployments up to 5 hosts and 50 VMs. I am using it for testing but if it works would like to deploy it unless there are limitations. My env will have 4 hosts and 9 VMs so do you think this is workable?

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Troy_Clavell
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what are the limitations? I have read that it supports small deployments up to 5 hosts and 50 VMs. I am using it for testing but if it works would like to deploy it unless there are limitations. My env will have 4 hosts and 9 VMs so do you think this is workable?

yes, very workable....

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RParker
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My env will have 4 hosts and 9 VMs so do you think this is workable?

Workable? Yes, but you have 4 hosts and 9 VM's NOW. Think small.. stay small. If you plan for the future and do it right the FIRST time, you will have much less to worry about later.

Virtualizeit
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there will be some that are larger that I will have to plan for but the small ones will always be small

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banana0830
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yes

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