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Originally Posted by EnakShow off!
Originally Posted by articlemaybe WinXP, just for a laugh! - and get Quake 4 up and running on that.
Originally Posted by ozstrikeWoah. I remember there being some hints of something to do with a bit-tech server, but this is just awesome. Hopefully it'll be advertised on the front page more, as the old one wasn't really well publicised and so was nearly always empty.
Nice one guys ;)
Originally Posted by RascalNice hardware spec, but why on earth did you install windows 64bit as the base operating system?? Runing VMware is absolutely a good thing to do, but is severely hampered by not using it as the base operating system itself. Did you do this because of the VMware ESX licencing cost? coz you are loosing out on a big chunk of performance by not truely virtualising.
VMware ESX should be the base OS with windows 2003 64bit running as a virtual alongside linux etc.
Seems like a big waste of 8GB ram and 8 or so cores.
The other oversight seems to be the lack of SAS drives. Disk I/O is incredibly important when virtualising, particularly when you have multiple VM's residing on the same physical disk. SATA is inadequate for a server of this nature.
Lastly, where is the 4th SATA drive...I see only 3 external bays, is the other on an external SATA connector or internally mounted?
Explanation please...as it's an interesting project.
....sorry to be picky, but you want to build a cheetah right, not an elephant.
Originally Posted by SpodeLooking up ESX, it would seem a considerably better way of going. Now it's just a matter of finding the funds for the license ;)
Originally Posted by DeX Can't you run all the game servers you want on a single OS?
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