One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more social through blogging and tweets. This is my first one about virtualization and the cloud potential with open source. I had some extra cash left over from Christmas and decided to upgrade my 27″ iMac which meant my youngest got my old 27″ iMac. This left us with an extra Mac Mini that I upgraded to 8G of memory and a 128G SSD drive. I decided to use it to play with some different bare metal hypervisors. Since I get my fill of vCloud Director and vCenter at work, I thought I would google and do some research over the holidays. I tried to get XenServer and XCP running with a lot of struggles. I decided to try PROXMOX. Once I gave in on trying to create a bootable USB stick from my new Mac, I booted up a Win7 VM using VMware Fusion and followed their instructions on their wiki. Could not have been easier. Booted automatically to my Mac Mini using the OPTION on boot up to choose the USB stick. The only downside is it took over the entire Mac Mini, so my Snow Leopard partition is toast. And look at my new Mac Mini:
I am going to be playing with PROXMOX and some new tools for our Cloud Nine Partners Architecture discussions. Please check back and if you have any questions about how I enabled my Mac Mini with PROXMOX, leave a comment and I can try to help.