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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 20:27:34 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 haven't tried doing anything new or different - the main thing is that 
you don't have to rebuild the kernel module on every kernel update - and 
I think the clock may be more stable for the VM guests.

> 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....

If you are going to change anything, you might want to consider 
installing ESXi natively on the hardware and run even your main Centos 
host as a VM under it.  I have some setups where most of the work is 
done on the Centos host which also exports it's home directory via NFS 
and one or more guests map the same home directory for some specialized 
things.  I haven't decided if ESXi would be a win for that setup or not.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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