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Old 03-17-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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Differencing disks equivalent on ESX(i)?


I'm evaluating ESXi 4.1 and would like to know if there's an equivalent feature to differencing disks in Hyper-V. I would like a situation where I could add components such as databases or service packs to a base OS image as needed as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx to create VMs with specific configs quickly and easily. Is this possible in ESX/ESXi?
 
Old 03-18-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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I'm evaluating ESXi 4.1 and would like to know if there's an equivalent feature to differencing disks in Hyper-V. I would like a situation where I could add components such as databases or service packs to a base OS image as needed as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx to create VMs with specific configs quickly and easily. Is this possible in ESX/ESXi?
If you want to do templating and stuff like that you will need Virtual Infrastructure Manager.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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since we're in LQ, you can easily do this with KVM/QEMU images
 
Old 03-21-2011, 05:23 AM   #4
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If you want to do templating and stuff like that you will need Virtual Infrastructure Manager.
I'm not sure what you mean here, I can't find anything with that name on Google, is this part of vSphere? Can you post a link, please?
 
Old 03-21-2011, 05:52 AM   #5
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My bad it is called vCenter now. http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphe...omparison.html

Hope that helps.
 
  


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