[CentOS] VMWare Sandbox

Matt Hyclak 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.


Matt Hyclak
Systems and Operations 
Office of Information Technology
Ohio University
(740) 593-1222
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