[CentOS] Benefits of VMWare 2.0 over 1.x?

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Thu Oct 29 19:49:12 UTC 2009


MHR wrote:
> I've been running VMWare Server 1.x for some time now, currently on
> 1.08, and I've been pretty satisfied with it.
>
> I was wondering if any of you fellow VMWare users are seeing any
> significant benefit to moving to the 2.0 release.
>
> I'm running CentOS 5.4 with Linux 2.6.18-164.el5 #1 SMP x86_64 on an
> AMD 7750 64x2 with 4GB of RAM....

For me at least 2.x supports the newer kernels, I haven't tried
vmware server on centos but the drivers wouldn't build for me
on Debian 5.0(even tried some 3rd party patches to no avail).
If it weren't for that then I'd probably still be on 1.x.

The one thing I do miss about 1.x is the remote console, the new
remote console in 2.x is web-based, which is kind of annoying.

nate




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