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Date:      Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:42:14 -0500
From:      Outback Dingo <outbackdingo@gmail.com>
To:        Peter Harrison <peter.piggybox@virgin.net>
Cc:        Kevin Wilcox <kevin.wilcox@gmail.com>, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Managing ESXi from FreeBSD...
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loose ESucksXi and install XCP 1.0 and for management xencenter /
 openxencenter will run on FreeBSD,

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Peter Harrison
<peter.piggybox@virgin.net>wrote:

> Kevin,
>
> Sorry for top posting - my phone makes it awkward.
>
> I hadn't thought of running a Windows vm. Do you think that would work as a
> vm on the server with a connection via RDP?
>
> Disappointing that the tools are so Windows-centric. Happy to consider Xen
> - is that harder to deploy though?
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Peter.
>
> -original message-
> Subject: Re: Managing ESXi from FreeBSD...
> From: Kevin Wilcox <kevin.wilcox@gmail.com>
> Date: 23/01/2011 22:46
>
> On 23 January 2011 17:41, Peter Harrison <peter.piggybox@virgin.net>
> wrote:
>
> > I don't want to be stuck using Windows to manage this machine though.
> What are my options for managing this machine and the VM's from my FreeBSD
> laptop? I've enable ssh access, but can I control all the VM's this way? Is
> there a command line or X-Windows option for remotely management?
>
> I don't have SSH access to our ESX servers at work but I do have
> vSphere access. I've found that the easiest thing for me to do is to
> just keep a Windows VM via VirtualBox.
>
> Sadly, it looks like XenServer has the same issue - the really nice
> GUI is basically Windows only. At least Xen still has a rich CLI
> option, my understanding is that as VMWare does away with the console,
> they're going GUI/Windows-management only.
>
> kmw
>
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