I was wondering if anyone has could create a How-to for Installing and Setup of a Home Network for the Freeware Version of VMWare ESXi Server 4.0 Here is what I have thus far.

  • Server Case
  • Motherboard with /Quad Core Intel Chipset
  • 8 Gig of memory
  • 850 GB Hard Drives /SATA
  • Video Card
  • 2 Network Cards

What I'm trying to do is: Setup the VMWare ESXi Server 4.0 (I have installed this already, and it works fine.) I want to Install 4 Windows Servers 2008 r2 I then want to install SQL Server 2008 r2 I would also like to setup DNS/Active Directory/Users and Computers Setup. I'm also wanting to install MS SharePoint Server 2010 (I know how to install this also.)

My problem is how to network this in a home environment... (Above is what I have already installed on my VMWare Server 4.0 Freeware version...) I want this to be a live environment so while I'm learning C# (C Sharp / MS Sharepoint Designer 2010... This will all be using 64bit OS and Applications MS Office 2010 64bit etc.)

I want to develop and create SharePoint Templates and Solutions to Deploy using MS Visual studio C# and Microsoft Sharepoint Designer 2010...

All I want is for someone to Create a Network that will let you remote desktop and user your browser for IE 8 or Firbox web browser. I want to share network of servers and pcs at home... this is some how done via-vmware switch... but I'm not sure how to do this... Any help would be great!

  • What does your network currently look like? – Jed Daniels Jul 12 '10 at 0:52
  • Are you just trying to get all your VMs on the local network? It's unclear what specific question you're asking beyond what VMWare's documentation covers in multiple ways. – Stephen Jennings Jul 12 '10 at 0:53

If your focus is to learn C#, Sharepoint, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Setup, why are you complicate the problem?

Judging from your need, you can just install everything in 1 server and focus on that.

Don't add esxi management + virtual-network to the picture. You would only complicate things.

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