dhabbetichandra
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ESXi 5.0 Footprint Size?

I would like to know Exact Footprint size for ESXi 5.0

I can see in some documents it is 144MB, Official training it is mentioned lessthan 70MB ... and in blogs... 32MB

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aravinds3107
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Official Documents says it is 144 MB

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/compare.html

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmware-vsphere-top-10-reasons-ds-en.pdf

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Dave_Mishchenko
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ESXi 3.5 started at 32 MB, but the code base has grown in size through 4.x and 5.

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rickardnobel
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dhabbetichandra wrote:

I would like to know Exact Footprint size for ESXi 5.0

I can see in some documents it is 144MB, Official training it is mentioned less than 70MB ... and in blogs... 32MB

ESXi 3.5 = 32 MB

ESXi 4.x = ~ 70 MB

ESXi 5.0 = 144 MB

But note that this is not the amount of memory consumed by the hypervisor and not the disk space needed, but the size of the compressed main os image.

My VMware blog: www.rickardnobel.se
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Hi dhabbetichand

Welcome to the communites

Its variable, its minmum 32 to max 144 mb.

"Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoe."
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rickardnobel
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juan11 wrote:

Its variable, its minmum 32 to max 144 mb.

Actually it is fixed, depending on the hypervisor version.

With more updates, fixes, new drivers and function it will likely be larger than 144 MB.

My VMware blog: www.rickardnobel.se
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