- Installed two of the 750GB drives into benfranklin. Need to come up with a partition layout. Maybe just one system per disk (one of which will be virtualized)? I think this is good enough for testing, so that's what I'll do.
- Currently torrenting CentOS 64-bit to blackbody's /tmp, so we can get a RedHat experience without dealing with registering the VMs, etc. Or should we just bite the bullet and use RHEL5 64bit for testing?
Going to use COS; don't feel like dealing with RHN.Or not, since the DVD was corrupted somehow.
- RHEL5 is installed, as well as the latest version of vmware server. The current (default) configuration seems to be invalid, asking to re-configure via /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl. Reconfiguring with the defaults makes no difference.
- Runs on any standard x86 hardware
- Supports 64-bit guest operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Solaris
- Supports two-processor Virtual SMP, enabling a single virtual machine to span multiple physical processors ("experimental")
- Runs on a wider variety of Linux and Windows host and guest operating systems than any server virtualization product on the market
- Captures entire state of a virtual machine and rolls back at any time with the click of a single button
- Installs like an application, with quick and easy, wizard-driven installation
- Quick and easy, wizard-driven virtual machine creation
- Supports Intel Virtualization Technology
- Protects investment with an easy upgrade path to VMware Infrastructure
To turn a physical machine into a virtual one, use Converter, on Windows. We're slightly screwed for this part.
NOTE: Experimental support only is available for Linux-based physical to virtual machine conversions using the Vmware Converter BootCD (cold cloning) if the source physical machine has SCSI disks.