[ngw] ESXI 3.5 vs ESXi 4.0 (multi posted)

Tommy Mikkelsen tm at itq.dk
Sat Apr 24 00:41:33 UTC 2010

I run 64bit VM's on ESXI 3.5 ?

>>> On 23. april 2010 at 23:42, Danita Zanre <dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com>

I of course can use whatever I want because I'm not a big company, so I
use ESXi 3.5 on a my 32 bit server, and it works very well. On my 64bit
server, I'm worried that ESXi 4.0 will not work, but I need 64 bit VMs
(thanks Novell <heehee>), so I'm running Server 2.0 on that for the 64
bit VMs. So, my take is that unless you need to actually have 64 bit VMs
for something, 3.5 has been perfectly fine for my needs, which aren't as
great as many large companies, but greater than most of my small company


On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Joe Acquisto <joe.acquisto at gmail.com>

Certainly there is enough experience and options on these lists to

Wondering if the "real world" performance difference, if any, between
ESXi 3.5 (32 bit) and 4.0 (64 bit) is worth having to go hunt up an
"approved" 64 bit machine?

Guest performance, of primary interest.

I have several older servers that accept (and seem to run) 3.5, but,
sigh, none that accept an install of 4.0.

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