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November 19, 2010 5:43:41 AM

Hello,

I am interested in linking two computers/servers. Not really interested into learning stuff, but more would like to link those two together and use them.

Maybe something like vmware or I don't know. Not a professional and not looking to be one.

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November 19, 2010 1:49:39 PM

Exactly what are you trying to accomplish?
November 19, 2010 3:37:24 PM

I have two computers.

Intel i7 930
24GB DDR3 1600 Ram

2xIntel Xeon E5620
24GB DDR3 1066 RAM

I want to link those together and then create few virtual systems. Basically just like vmware esxi but on two systems linked together as one
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November 19, 2010 7:22:48 PM

You want to cluster them. You will need licensed copies of Windows Server - you will need to research which version of Windows Server allows clustering. You could use Hyper-V if you had access.

Otherwise, I'm not too sure you'll be able to cluster two computers together to run ESXi. Though, judging by it, you could probably use a single computer and run it. One 'computer' per proc.
November 29, 2010 6:18:52 PM

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There is less usage of software and hardware as most of the work is done of the online network. People who work mainly on the internet would find online computing to be a great service.

cloud computing


you make some top comments, keep up the good work explaining how these magical computer thingys can be used.
December 3, 2010 10:12:28 PM

ESXI is its own operating system that you install if you want to cluster it you'll need to purchase vsphere. You'll need windows 2008 ENTERPRISE w/ hyper V to create a cluster and use it for virtualization.

All of which are expensive. Clustering isn't cheap.

jM2me said:
I have two computers.

Intel i7 930
24GB DDR3 1600 Ram

2xIntel Xeon E5620
24GB DDR3 1066 RAM

I want to link those together and then create few virtual systems. Basically just like vmware esxi but on two systems linked together as one

July 1, 2011 2:24:10 PM

Actually clustering can be free. I personally use the proxmox VE Virtual machine manager, available at:
http://www.proxmox.com/downloads/proxmox-ve

Prox mox manages either KVM or Open-vz hypervisors and it's100% open source and 100% free. You can cluster proxmox for free as well. All you'll need then is the licenses for the VM's. But you can get around this by using open source software like ubuntu server. Good luck. BTW the KVM hypervisor has garnered a good amount of support from the likes of IBM, Intel, HP recently as they want to prevent VMware from becoming the Micrsoft of the cloud. lol.
September 24, 2011 3:00:46 AM

you want to link them together for a cluster, or just link them together to allow file and internet sharing?
September 26, 2011 7:07:28 PM

Old post.
October 3, 2011 5:08:00 PM

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