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Building Cheap Virtual Test Environment PART1: Choosing hardware

by on Nov.17, 2008, under Virtualization

I’ve deicided that it is time for me to build my own testing environment at home. I’ve been playing around with Vmware server and MS Virtual server for a while and they work OK to some extent. With Vmware I had 2 VM running with server os, but the speed of the whole system was quite slow as the hard drive LED was constantly on. To make thing better I’ve bought external USB drive and was creating VMs on it and that improved performance a lot, but then if I tried to create a VM with DB on it then things were getting slow again.
So after VMware made ESXi free I was thinking of getting my own server that I could use as a virtual testing lab :) (continue reading…)

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