Gaming build, VM build, and VM philosophy. Tonight we talk to Paul Braren (aka: tinkererguy on the forums) about two of his builds. We also cover some details on ESXi as well as a general discussion on VMs. A special thanks to Paul for joining us and sharing his builds. As always, please let us know if there is something you would like to hear about on the show.
Core i7 / Z68 Motherboard Projects:
Get started with a overview of gZilla (gaming) and vZilla (virtualization) rigs here:
Read all the details at:
We talked about CPU and motherboard choices, and the rationale behind those choices, over here:
We dove into why 3 RAID5 “baskets” of storage, and watt burn comparisons, over here:
We also discussed having all the right parts for the project (fancy RAID optional), such as the detailed list outlined here, which will maximize your chance of success:
Here’s a reference reading list, for those more advanced users interested in giving virtualization a try themselves:
Here’s the step-by-step install of ESXi 5.0:
Next, how to install a Virtual Machine, step-by-step:
If you have a CPU and motherboard that allows vmdirectpath, you can read exactly how to enable it here:
In case you still need more, all of Tinkertry.com‘s virtualization-related articles:
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