Low Overhead OS to host a VMWARE instance
Hey Linux Community,
I currently manage roughly 50 Virtual Window OS's in an ESX environment.
I'm looking for opinions on what Linux Distro to use for hosting a VMWARE workstation instance to host several VM's..probably one or 2 Windows OS's and one or two Linux OS's. They will be setup on a desktop for testing purposes. The Desktop is an older one.
Hardware for desktop:
1 250G SATA2
1 Celeron D Processor
I need the host OS to be low impact with minimal overhead. VMware Workstation allows for the following OS's:
Workstation 6.0.1 adds experimental support:
* 32-bit and 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
* 32-bit and 64-bit openSUSE Linux 10.3
* 32-bit and 64-bit Turbolinux 10
Workstation 6.0.1 adds full support for the following operating systems:
* 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu Linux 7.04
* 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5
* 32-bit and 64-bit FreeBSD 6.2
I have heard situations where VMware Workstation will run on Gentoo as well as a few others......
The Linux Distro's listed above are pretty much foreign to me since I'm really only knowledgeable in the Knoppix Distro's, so opinions, advice, anything other info that might be of use will be greatly appreciated. Anything in command line is fine!