Dear Bit-Tech brain, I am currently serving my home from WHS 2011 on a Asrock Avoton based server (in my sig). This server currently also runs a Windows 8.1 VM workstation via VirtualBox but I think my implementation is imperfect, mainly because I have 16GB RAM, but only eight is available to the server and any VM due to limitations of WHS 2011. I spent some of the weekend looking at ESXi, it appears to be a better solution for what I need however I am finding understanding whether I could easily import my current home server over, whether I could easily implement both the server (mainly network shared storage) and workstation on my network and be available for remote duties over the web and whether the free version would suffice as I cannot afford to pay for a commercial license that appears to be way more than i need anyway. Some pointers please? First off do you think the free ESXi hypervisor will do here? I think I would run only 2 VMs, 4 cores and 8GB RAM each. I think the only thing I would need to remote manage the VM host over the web for is mainly to restart the VMs. Next I would like to import my current install of WHS 2011 which includes a big 18TB RAID 5 volume which is a network share currently handled in hardware by a LSI/Fujitsu Megaraid card. Can I simply assign the entire physical volume to the new server VM as is without having to destroy the array and rebuild it from a backup? Finally I would like both VMs to show up on my home network which is currently routed through an Asus N66 router that assigns all IPs via DHCP (I usually reserve a static address for the server and anything else via the DHCP). I understand that the virtual machines are connected tot he network via a virtual switch in the VM host. If I set up the 2 virtual machines can I specify that each should be assigned an IP address from my Asus router or is this impossible? I have watched several videos regarding network set up and this is not clear to me, it appears that form dictates I should/must enter my ip addresses for VMs manually on a separate LAN but then I fear I will not be able to access the network shared files from my physical computers or RDP into the server or workstation. Any suggestions you can give me are appreciated, cheers!