[CentOS] Re: CentOS guest for VMware, any similar setup?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Oct 19 11:43:17 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 15:14 -0400, Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > 
> > That is using an i386 host (on x86_64 machines) ... then installing
> > either i386 or x86_64 clients.
> Regarding this, the host system is a dual-core Opteron... Should I use 
> the x86_64 distro of Centos 4 or x86?
> Regards,
> Ugo

What I normally do is this (with the free vmware server 1.0.1):

I install a minimal i386 on the host, install vmware, and do nothing on
it except create the clients.

The vmware server requires the i686 glibc and other files to run even on
x86_64, so I just make the host i386.

There might be some performance degradation wrt i386 instead of x86_64,
but I have not really noticed a difference after trying a vmware x86_64
host on one machine.

You can install either x86_64 or i386 distros as a client OS on a
machine with an i386 vmware host installed (again, I am specifically
talking about the free server version).
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