Follow us and stay up to date!

Turning your HP MSS EX49x into a Virtual Server – Part 1


Our friends over at MSWHS website have posted an awesomely detailed article about how to turn an HP MediaSmart Server into a Virtual Server using VMware’s Virtual Server 2.0.

For those of you who might not be familiar with Virtual Machines (VMs), they are servers that actually live in the memory of a beefier physical server.  These servers are not real, but rather virtual and can be configured to be any combination of “hardware” resources and Operating System.   With VMware Server, it is possible to have one physical server that can run multiple Virtual servers off of that one physical server (depending on hardware).  It is possible to create a Virtual machine that will run your Windows Home Server “Vail” installation, instructions can be found here.  Pretty cool technology huh?

Part 1 discusses the concept behind the project as well as a breakdown of the HP MediaSmart Server’s hardware characteristics.  Then the remainder of the article focuses on preparing the server for the VMware install coming up in Part 2.

Enjoy Al West’s article here!



About the Author

BillyPut simply, Tom (a.k.a Billy) loves technology! He’s been involved in the IT world since leaving the Navy in 1992 and has moved his way up to the top on the systems engineering side. After taking a short deviation into home automation, he’s never been able to shake his love for creating an environment of complete integration at home. If there is a way to make the various systems in his home more seamless (even if they weren’t originally meant to talk to each other) he’s up to the challenge of figuring out how to make it work!View all posts by Billy

Leave a Reply

Setup & Integration of Home Technology: Home Theater - Home Server - HTPC - Home Networks