[CentOS] guest vms crash host systems

Wed Oct 5 16:57:51 UTC 2011
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 11:31:29AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> >> Centos. ?VMware ESXi loads as the base OS, so you have to wipe
> >> everything and start over. ?The latest release (5.0) claims that
> >> virtualization can be 'nested' - that is you could run kvm (etc.) on a
> >> guest, although performance probably wouldn't be great.
> >
> > Any idea what the new version is based on? Is it still a 2.4 kernel (and
> > based on RHEL 3)?

> Don't think they admit to any relationship to Linux.   uname just says
> VMkernel 5.0.0 #1 with a build number.  Most of the user level
> programs are implemented with busybox.  It has ssh/scp, but no rsync.

Note the "i" in ESXi; this is an "embedded linux" variant.   ESX is still
RedHat based, to the best of my knowledge.