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Old 03-29-2015, 07:23 PM   #1
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centos on esxi


Has anyone experience with linux on esxi
 
Old 03-29-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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VMWare products are perfectly capable of running Linux as a guest OS. In fact, I think ESXi is actually built on top of Linux IIRC. Do you have any specific questions about it?
 
Old 03-30-2015, 07:35 PM   #3
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Has anyone experience with linux on esxi
there are two answers to the
1 ) Yes
2 ) No

that is it

is there a question here ?
 
Old 03-31-2015, 05:27 PM   #4
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I ran linux on esxi a few years ago. It is a unique product, not really a beginner type of product. It is a good product for server use. Centos is a very good open source clone of a commercial product.

Using both together ought to be fine and fully supported. Help will exist for both products online.

Your hardware is the main issue using esxi. It was never intended to run on laptops and such. Servers and at one time only a few special configurations.
 
Old 03-31-2015, 05:43 PM   #5
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@roharvell

Welcome to LQ!!!

Since you are new to LQ it will be good to have a look at this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...osting-356388/

When posting questions it will be good to give details so that community members can assist you with the query that you have. Putting one liners will not help at all.

Coming back to your questions as other members said ESXi is fully capable of running Linux guests. Infact I have used / configured Linux VMs on ESXi and they run pretty good. As I said it will be good if you can give us more details on what exactly you are looking for.

@ btmiller

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VMWare products are perfectly capable of running Linux as a guest OS. In fact, I think ESXi is actually built on top of Linux IIRC. Do you have any specific questions about it?
As far as I am aware ESX use to use RHEL for bootup but ESXi is altogather separate stuff. To cross verify my views I just did a google search and came up with the following: http://www.v-front.de/2013/08/a-myth...not-based.html

Though you might be interested to have a look.
 
Old 04-01-2015, 08:59 AM   #6
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Has anyone experience with linux on esxi
Yes, it runs fine, as does pretty much ANY other version of Linux. You can configure an ESXi server to have whatever guest OS'es you'd like.

If you want information about VMware ESXi, you should start by contacting the sales reps at VMware, and ask them. They have complete information, can give you pricing, and point you to support links that can answer your questions.
 
  


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