[CentOS] Re: OT: Suggestions for RAID HW for 2 SATA drives in

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Tue Sep 4 13:12:34 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-09-03 at 15:31 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On 31 August 2007, Phil Schaffner <Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov> wrote:
> > > Message: 21
> > <snip>
> > > As discussed recently on-list, VMware CPU requirements to support
> > > virtualization are not nearly so rigorous as for Xen.  You are
> > > probably OK with VMware on most any relatively modern x86 or x86_64
> > > CPU.
> > > http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2007-August/085796.htmlg.
> http://www.vmware.com/products/server/?urlcode=yahoo_ssp
> Phil: That's very cool! The largest free space I have on my HD is about
> 5.3 GB. Can I create a new partition there and try VMware Server? TIA,

No new partition is needed.  VMware virtual disks are created as files
within the hosts OS.  That's not a lot of free space to play with, but
enough to experiment with.  Here's a sample of a directory of assorted
VMware VMs:

[prs at lynx vmware]$ du -sh *
23G     C5_64
4.0G    CentOS_3_9
4.7G    CentOS-QA
6.7G    fedora-7-i386
4.1G    PCLinuxOS_2007
21G     W2K_Pro
22G     XP

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