Hak5 – How to Virtualize Your Physical Servers

December 27, 2011 - Comment

How to convert physical servers into virtual servers and piping ’em right into your ESXi box. Details on using the VMware Converter to save power, money and more. Plus how to install Linux Apache Tomcat with some Java and bash lovin’. Video Rating: 4 / 5 Today we were given two IBM servers, one big

How to convert physical servers into virtual servers and piping ’em right into your ESXi box. Details on using the VMware Converter to save power, money and more. Plus how to install Linux Apache Tomcat with some Java and bash lovin’.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

IBM X3400 Server

Today we were given two IBM servers, one big crazy server, and a “Mini” server, we could be using the system x3400 (Big server) as our main server, i call the System X3400 a “Super Computer” because it has 3GB of DDR2 RAM @800MHz, 2x Intel Xeon 2.00GHz dual core processors, resulting in 8GHz total cpu power, and 4x 150GB 15000RPM sata HDDs in Raid mode (Total Capacity 587GB) The System x3200 is for messing around with, as you can see in this video, it has an Intel Xeon dual core (1 physical cpu) @1.8GHz, which would still out-perform a core i3 today!

Comments

Ausgunsmith says:

I just nod and google everything lol..

blacksiddis says:

Corona 😀

flasher555 says:

The only reason I watch this is because of Shannon.

axel1973w says:

a tutorial on how to use vmware converter for windows ?!? how lame is that ?? What about HOW TO P2V a Linux Server ???

RaverDK says:

just hope sooooo much they some day trow that dahm girl to hell…..

Kurrtzv2 says:

lol me too

thejuc says:

i agree but i like to learn from it id love to see how to set up a hosting server with cpanel and whm

Guybrush1816351 says:

I would be interested in seeing a openvpn vs other vpn comparison, also an install guide would be nice because its really hard :D!

macdaddy625 says:

BADASS!

SysAdmin86851 says:

…. techno0verd0$3 !!
I was having seizures toward the end of the episode…. fail

musa0217 says:

h,,,,,,,m ;D

brandt01 says:

gay

SysAdmin86851 says:

More virtualization goody goodness 😉
…. ahhh …. I was starting to go through withdrawls, needed another pop of vm goodness ! 😉

U guys should do m0R3 on encryption,
w/ GNU PGP and Enigmail … yeah
PGP is like a drug !

Stevo641 says:

You can access the VM on a Mac.

wnt963 says:

is there a way to make this on Mac?

d4nny0 says:

i always watch thier vids..but i have no clue what thier on about =[

stackpuke says:

Sorry for your loss, Matt.

XFattyfaceX says:

sorry had to lol

XFattyfaceX says:

FIRST!

shigalbigal says:

8ghz??? Its 2.Xghz in total, not 8. Cores run in parallel, not in series.

Compaq0304 says:

nice servers!!!

jay3fox says:

I was under the impression that if it had 2 Dual Core CPU’s then it will still be running at 2.00 GHZ but it will have 4 cores to play with, it wont boost the speed to 8GHZ

chamil3001 says:

great stuff.. thanks

TroniPhile says:

@Dell0304 Absolutely right. Good video though – I love these IBM servers! 😀

Dell0304 says:

Just because your the CPUs are dual-core, doesn’t mean that they double the clock speed per core.. For example. A 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo has 2 cores, but that doesn’t mean that the speed is 4.4Ghz. It just doesn’t work that way. Both cores are running at 2.4Ghz. They don’t get added together, even if you have 2 physical processors.

shortwavesam says:

@maxmohit55 I’m not sure what servers are the best, but these IBM system x3400s are really powerful, and only $3700 when new, and yes, we use exchange for messaging

shortwavesam says:

@GMSamuelRhine Nice

shortwavesam says:

@Lachlant1984 These PCs don’t have FDDs unfortunately, it was the HDDs spinning up

shortwavesam says:

@G4MOF I asked my boss, but he said no, they have already given me a laptop and an IBM desktop pc similair to this

Lachlant1984 says:

Wow, that first server was really loud at startup, I didn’t much like the noise it made as it booted up, I also heard quite a few noises that sounded to me like a floppy disk drive in the first server, is that what I was hearing, or was it something else?

G4MOF says:

Amazing thank’s for sharing, you taking one home 🙂

GMSamuelRhine says:

oh thats sexy, i was looking at getting one on amazon, i found a decent one for about $150 with dual 2.8GHz xeons, only takes IDE drives and has currently 2gb RAM but i can deck the ram out to around 48GB not sure what the max is than get around 1TB of space with the 3 slots, not too good but worth it for the price

mrspatula42 says:

Nice servers. They are still fairly powerful too.

maxmohit55 says:

Dell poweredge are better servers as compare to IBM servers? What I personally feel is that IBM hardware design is quite basis! If we compare IBM with HP,DELL, SUN or Fujitsu then IBM servers stands on last step.

I had worked X226 series tower based servers they were ok as compare to Dell and HP servers. IBM still making its tower server like a desktop machines.

Are you going to use exchange for messaging?

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