Took my first kick at setting up VMWare ESXi 3.5 U3 tonight.  Result: Fail.  ESXi wouldn’t recognize the IDE hard drive on my ASUS A8N-SLI Premium motherboard.  Some information online shows ESXi will recognize the IDE drive if I enable RAID mode on the motherboard or if I use a SATA drive instead.  Sooooo might have to buy a 500GB SATA drive from Memory Express – my new personal vendor of choice.  Oh well, can’t really go wrong with another 1/2 terabyte of storage to play with.  The plan is run SATA RAID-1 so I’d be buying two 500gb drives anyways.

Following up to an older blog post, getting Outlook Anywhere (RPC over HTTP) to reverse-proxy with a half-recent version of Apache is pretty damn impossible.  It’s also pretty hard getting an older version of Apache 2.0.x to build cleanly on modern Linux but it’s a good learning experience.

Fun stuff, honest!

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