[Novalug] distro choice for hosting VMware for linux challenged DR
mshade at mshade.org
Thu Aug 30 22:58:53 EDT 2007
ESX is actually its own distro, so to speak. It runs on bare metal.
Ken Kauffman wrote:
> If you purchase VMware ESX, then you'll want to go with whatever they
> support. ESX is actually a hypervisor which is why you get better
> performance over the standard products.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: novalug-bounces at calypso.tux.org
> [mailto:novalug-bounces at calypso.tux.org] On Behalf Of Anthony Soucek
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:48 PM
> To: Novalug at calypso.tux.org
> Subject: [Novalug] distro choice for hosting VMware for linux challenged DR
> 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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