Engineering: Hypervisors on USB

We are finally at a place where most the major players in the Hypervisor space support running from a USB/SD Card.

Most servers now come with an internal USB and/or SD card slot should you want to keep the storage medium free from tampering.

Why is this a good thing? it means our development environments are far more dynamic allowing us to quickly test new releases or even completely different hypervisors and configurations.

Now that USB 3.0 has become prevalent and affordable it is a great time to dabble.

Topics:
Run 2 Hypervisors on Windows 8 and beyond

I will be writing up my experiences but some forward reading for those that are interested:

VMWare ESXi 5.x

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004784

Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj733589.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/installing-and-running-hyper-v-from-a-usb-stick/

Citrix XenServer 6.x

http://beaukey.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/running-xenserver-from-usb-stick.html

Though in the case of XenServer i am not 100% sure this is officially supported.

Updated: 22/02/2015

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s