[CentOS] guest vms crash host systems

Wed Oct 5 17:01:33 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>> You could use VMware server or player as an alternative to kvm under
>>> 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.

It was - the docs for the version that was around in early '09 *said* that
the latest release was based on RHEL 3.