[CentOS] guest vms crash host systems

Wed Oct 5 18:25:05 UTC 2011
Home Account <glarsen at alpha.homedns.org>

On 2011-10-05, at 12:14 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:36 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>>> Yeah, well, the RHEL stuff I assume is released; their own heavy
>>>> enhancements, I don't know.
>>> It doesn't matter if someone else released source.  Anyone
>>> distributing binaries containing GPL code is supposed to also supply
>>> the matching source along with anything else that becomes part of a
>>> derived work.
>> IIRC, I don't *think* that if you take it and enhance it, you're required
>> to release your commercial enhancements. For example, video drivers,
>> proprietary.
> The whole point of the GPL is to require the release of source (to
> anyone who gets binaries) of any derived work.   Kernel modules aren't
> strictly considered to be derived from the kernel, although there has
> been some speculation that they could be.
VMware ESXi is available for free download -I think it's restricted to non-commercial use - but you have to register with VMware first. The VSphere Vcenter console is too.

I have it running on an Intel hardware based home server with half a dozen vm's.  It does look and feel a lot like RHEL.