Anyone ever run NS2 successfully in ESXi

fireshroomfireshroom Join Date: 2009-03-22 Member: 66856Members Posts: 11
I am getting a new server in for my colocation.
I am upgrading to the following spec
2x SIX CORE X5650 2.67GHz
32GB DDR3
4x 160GB SSD
2x 500GB 15k

I was thinking on running ESXi on this server and breaking it off to smaller boxes. However due to the nature of NS2 i am considering doing a 2012 r2 box and then simply segmenting off smaller portions directly from windows usings Hyper-V for smaller games that need to be managed by others (not NS2).

I have a very strong preference for using VMWare since I use it extensively professionally.

Anyone have success running NS2 virutrilized?

Comments

  • ATFATF Join Date: 2014-05-09 Member: 195944Members Posts: 261
    3.4GHz clock speed struggles to drive a 20 slot server.
    What do you plan to run with that considering you actually manage to get it to work? :-O
  • fireshroomfireshroom Join Date: 2009-03-22 Member: 66856Members Posts: 11
    edited November 2014
    May I ask what processor you're running exactly? I do not plan on driving a 20 slot server.

    ignoring my spec, has anyone run NS2 virtualized?
  • ATFATF Join Date: 2014-05-09 Member: 195944Members Posts: 261
    It's consumer grade hardware with a sandy bridge cpu oc'ed to 5GHz and fancy oc'ed ram.

    Somewhere on this forum someone mentioned trying depite it not being possible and basically it was unusable. Too slow.
  • profallprofall Join Date: 2005-08-02 Member: 57354Members Posts: 11 Fully active user
    edited January 2015
    ATF wrote: »
    3.4GHz clock speed struggles to drive a 20 slot server.
    What do you plan to run with that considering you actually manage to get it to work? :-O

    I would disagree, a lot of admins are basing that off of 2+ year old "data" (forum posts about the issue) and older processors. However, yes the thread author here needs a more modern processor if he wants to have a more stable server.

    My E3-1230v3 can drive a full 24 slot server all day, every day with no issues.
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