[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 VMI support

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Thu Jul 10 23:47:20 UTC 2008

Ruslan Sivak wrote:
> I'm using VMWare Server 2 RC1 to on top of CentOS 5.2 x86_64 running a
> CentOS 5.2 i386 guest.  I have enabled VMI in VMware, so I guess it
> won't let me install if VMI wasn't available in the kernel?  How do I
> know whether VMI is supported/enabled and what performance benefits can
> I expect from it?  I'm still not getting full hard drive speeds (only
> getting about 1/3 when using hdparm -t ).

I don't believe it is supported in CentOS 5.x.  I am using Fedora Core
8 for VMI support.

[root at dc1-ntp001:~]# dmesg  | grep -i vmi
VMI: Found VMware, Inc. Hypervisor OPROM, API version 3.0, ROM version 1.0
vmi: registering clock event vmi-timer. mult=7809995 shift=22
Booting paravirtualized kernel on vmi
vmi: registering clock source khz=1862048
Time: vmi-timer clocksource has been installed.

I suspect it will be in RHEL/CentOS 6.x


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