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adrianp918

VMware on laptop with only WiFi and one nic

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adrianp918

Is this even possible

 

I have a beast of a laptop that's sitting around and it has 32 the ram and 2 the hard drive

 

Would think I could use it for a vmserver

 

What are my chances

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schoondoggy

Possibly, you could also try Hyper-V or Proxmox, but it will be limited by the lack of resources available. What model us the laptop?

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adrianp918

MSI stealthgs73 VR

32 gb ram
1 TB he

I7 proc

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mattb75

Best way to check would be to install ESXi onto a USB drive, plug it in and see. Remember to enable VTx / VTd in the bios.

I suspect it won’t find the wireless card but may still install if it supports the (unplugged) Ethernet you could perhaps use a wireless bridge to make a wired connection if you don’t have a wired link available.

That said though, even if it does work, I’d be tempted to try and sell it and use the proceeds to get a proper server to run your VM’s on - you should be able to get a pretty high spec Xeon processor tower and still have change for some memory and drives

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