[CentOS] VMware (was Re: current bind version)

Fri Feb 25 17:04:26 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Friday, February 25, 2011 11:04:23 am Les Mikesell wrote:
>  RHEL5 was never a 'supported' 
> platform, so a stable module wasn't included. 

According to VMware's documentation, RHEL5 was and is a fully supported platform for VMware Server 2.0 (see page 26 of the current 'VMware Server User's Guide' available at vmware.com for confirmation).  The binary modules are found, for the x86_64 distribution, in vmware-server-distrib/lib/modules/binary/bld-2.6.18-8.el5-x86_64smp-RHEL5/

VMware Workstation has no issues with the glibc update; VMware is just not properly supporting VMware Server, has nothing to do with Red Hat (Ubuntu is also listed as a supported OS, yet when you do the glibc update that matches the one that causes the issues on RHEL, the same thing happens there).  VMware would prefer you run ESX or ESXi instead of 'ye olde' GSX product now known as VMware Server.