Parallels announces bare metal virtualization for xserve

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by foshizzle, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Dang; VERY big news, actually. A VMWare ESX/vSphere competitor?
  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I wonder if this can be run on a Hackintosh... :3

    (sorry for double post)
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    This is a business/enterprise product - I don’t think you are going to find too many businesses that are going to run Hackintoshes. If they are in any way business centric, they are running on legitimate Apple Hardware. They don’t even quote a price which leads me to believe that it’s that high...
  4. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    If you don't think hackintoshers are going to try to run this in their basements, I have this great bridge to sell you - centrally located!
  5. foshizzle thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    I'm hoping VMware will step it up and support mac OS X server on their ESX/ESXi platform. Parallels is selling this for just under $2000, whereas you can get ESXi for free which makes it great for testing purposes or people on a tight budget that don't need the bells and whistles ESX gets you.

    Looking forward to some reviews on this product.
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Duh. I would like to play with it in my basement (as tofageri stated ;) ) and learn the product before considering purchasing it for a business setting. And while they offer a free trial, I don't have a Mac Pro/XServe at home, just Apple's more consumer products.

    Also, this could potentially make a BETTER Hackintosh. Right now, Hackintoshes involve a hodgepodge of drivers to get them to run...would be interesting if virtualization allowed us to overstep some of that.

    Also, while ESXi can be run at home and basically does the same thing, you can't virtualize Mac OS X (at least, officially).

    And yes, I second that I hope this moves VMWare to port ESX over.
  7. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I'll stick with HP and VMware. The Xserve hardware just isn't as good for the price.

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