[Novalug] distro choice for hosting VMware for linux challenged DR
mshade at mshade.org
Thu Aug 30 22:10:05 EDT 2007
If you are looking at serious infrastructure stuff, I too second the
nomination for ESX, which is now VI3 (VMWare Infrastructure 3). This is
bad ass stuff, but is its own operating system, so to speak -- although
RedHat Linux derived.
Otherwise, I would suggest running VMWare server on CentOS or RHEL.
I'm a little puzzled as to why you would want the VMWare hosts on a
domain at all. Better to keep them off the domain and just let the
guest servers join. Most of the administration for VMware server can be
done through a web console, anyway. This is no less secure, and I'd
argue, perhaps more secure.
Anthony Soucek wrote:
> attempting to subtly migrate the public sector toward open source.
> They like the idea of hardware independant DR. I am looking for a
> distro of linux that installs easy and runs VMWare server efficiently
> and securely. Have fiddled with openSuse, & fedora 8. Either the
> Suse OS freezes when I apply updates or fedora wont join the domain.
> Is there a different distro I should be using for this purpose? Is
> there a tutorial or rpm for vmware? plan is to run the vmware P2v
> converter and create virtual windows server guest to run on linux
> vmware hosts as DR backups for 911 services and such. I am shell
> challenged and any advice would be appreciated.
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