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Old 12-27-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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difference btw VMware server/ workstation


currently i am using VMware work station on my windows 2000 and i am guesting a redhat linux server on it. this bring me to my question?

what is the difference btw the vmware server/workstation. i seem to be really confused
 
Old 12-27-2007, 07:58 AM   #2
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The main difference between VMware Server and Workstation is that...

Server (formerly known as GSX Server) is now free to use.
Workstation needs a license or it stops working (to a degree) after 30 days.

Server can only be installed (although this may now have changed) on machines with either SCSI or SATA hard disk drives.

The other main difference is in what virtual hardware resources you can allocate to a VM... e.g. limits on numbers of CPUs, memory, NICs etc
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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The biggest difference I noticed (apart from the fact that Server is free and Workstation isn't) is that with Server, you cannot assign "shared folders" on the host machine for the guest to access. You CAN still map network shares in the guest, however, so that's not a huge deal.
 
  


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