[CentOS] VMWare Sandbox
hyclak at ohio.edu
Fri Oct 31 12:49:00 UTC 2008
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 08:59:46PM -0700, John R Pierce enlightened us:
> nate wrote:
> >ESX is not based on linux at all. ESX(not ESXi) includes
> >a service console that is based off of RHEL-3 though
> >that is for management only, virtualization runs entirely
> >within the hypervisor which is transparent to the user.
> I've always been curious, in ESX, what manages the physical IO devices,
> what provides the actual hardware drivers for things like fiberchannel
> cards, network adapters, and so forth?
> does ESX have all its own direct hardware support?
Yes, which is why it runs on such limited hardware.
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