[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 VMI support

Ruslan Sivak russ at vshift.com
Fri Jul 11 00:24:28 UTC 2008

nate wrote:
> 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
> nate
> _________
Does it just require a kernel recompile?  Is there maybe one available 

it give me improved disk access speed? 


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