VMware Host - xp x64 or vista ultimate x64

bogdan5bogdan5 Posts: 82Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I think I'm asking an obvious question here but what do you guys think is a better choice for a host of VMware workstation? XP 64 or vista ultimate x64. I'm planning on setting up MCSA/MCSE lab and I'm trying to think of all my options. I have 8GB of RAM.

Thanks,
Going for:N+, MCSA/MCSE.

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  • RTmarcRTmarc Posts: 1,082Member
    There is no choice. Vista 64bit.

    Vista 64bit >>>>>>> dog crap >>>> XP 64bit.
  • Daniel333Daniel333 Posts: 2,073Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Hardware?
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  • dave0212dave0212 Posts: 287Member
    If you are using it purely for VM then go with VMWare or hyper-v core

    Save on resources.

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  • undomielundomiel Posts: 2,818Member
    If this machine isn't being used for other purposes then why not put ESXi on it? It'll free up more resources for your machines and you can manage it remotely from the comfort of your desktop machine.
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  • aquageekaquageek Posts: 152Member
    RTmarc wrote: »
    There is no choice. Vista 64bit.

    Vista 64bit >>>>>>> dog crap >>>> XP 64bit.

    What's so bad about XP x64?
    You are the systems administrator for a large enterprise that has decided to place computers in the lobby for access to public company information. On Tuesday morning Rooslan storms into your office screaming, "what the hell is this? In the last question I was the systems administrator. Now I am only a "Backup Operator"? This **** is crazy!"
  • bogdan5bogdan5 Posts: 82Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I have Asus P5N-D mobo with Q6600 in it. 3 HDD - 120GB primery dual-boot and 2 640GB data and backup. Its a machine that I use one a daily basis.
    Going for:N+, MCSA/MCSE.
  • RTmarcRTmarc Posts: 1,082Member
    undomiel wrote: »
    If this machine isn't being used for other purposes then why not put ESXi on it? It'll free up more resources for your machines and you can manage it remotely from the comfort of your desktop machine.

    Depends on the hardware of the host machine. He hasn't given the specifics on that. If it is compatible, I say go with it over Workstation.
  • RTmarcRTmarc Posts: 1,082Member
    aquageek wrote: »
    What's so bad about XP x64?

    I worked with XP64 for months and there were more non-compatible programs and stability issues with it than I could possibly shake a stick at. It left a pretty nasty taste in my mouth. Luckily, Vista64 looks to have corrected a lot of those problems.
  • AndretiiAndretii Posts: 210Member
    I run my Workstation on Vista x64 - Q6600 - 6GB RAM and no problems at all.

    2 ESX
    1 OpenFiler
    3 2K3
    1 Leopard

    Your config will work for the lab that you need.

    Good luck.
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