Dell Mini-9 ESX Server

February 7, 2009

Dell Mini9
No, really. Discovered entirely unintentionally. But this can be added to the list of why the Mini9 is a great piece of kit.

This has got to be the most portable quickest implemented ESX Server ever.
Ingredients:

  • Dell Mini9
  • ESXi (v3) on a bootable USB stick

Instructions:

  • Insert USB stick into Mini9
  • Boot from USB stick

Instant ESX Server!

Clearly the 2Gb of installed memory and Intel Atom processor might severly limit the capabilities of this new ESX Server, but I’m sure someone will find a use for it… maybe to physically move live VMs from one building to another, as long as you don’t loose your Wi-fi connection 🙂

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