I wanted to install FreePBX as a vmserver for testing purposes. I’m using ESXi 4.0 Update 2. Everytime I tried to install, I couldn’t get past the first few screens. Kept locking up, or won’t even boot. I searched these forums, and saw mention of VMWare and VMWare Player, but not specific GuestOS settings. I’m install Distro version 220.127.116.11
After trial and error, I just wanted to post the settings I used to help anyone else out. I’m sure the settings will be the same for ESXi 4.1 or 5.
Create a new Guest OS/VM, Custom Config, Virtual Machine 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32-bit), 1 processor, 256MB RAM, Set NIC Adapter to E1000, LSI Logic Parallel, SCSI (0:0).
I do have a couple questions though, for people that use Free PBX in VMWare alot. Should I go with a 64-bit Guest OS? Does it matter? Will FreePBX work better with 2 processors. Has anyone else used a different Guest OS platform and works well, other than RHLE 4 32bit?
And lastly, I did some research, with little luck, about reccomended RAM and Hard drive sizes. I know it all depends on load, etc, but for a basic setup, like 10 extensions, minimum RAM? minimum Hard Disk Space?