[CentOS] VMWare Sandbox

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Oct 31 03:59:46 UTC 2008


nate wrote:
> ESX is not based on linux at all. ESX(not ESXi) includes
> a service console that is based off of RHEL-3 though
> that is for management only, virtualization runs entirely
> within the hypervisor which is transparent to the user.
>   

I've always been curious, in ESX, what manages the physical IO devices, 
what provides the actual hardware drivers for things like fiberchannel 
cards, network adapters, and so forth?

does ESX have all its own direct hardware support?



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