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Old 02-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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How to run a bootable .iso file in Linux(remote server)


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I am trying to install VMware ESXi on a cloud server(SUSE Linux server). I have a .iso file for installing the VMware ESXi 4.1. But it is a bootable .iso file, so even after I mounted the iso file in the cloud server, I can't run it. The problem is that because it is a remote server, I'm using VNC to do everything, if I restart the server, I won't be able to select to boot from that mounted iso file. Can anybody tell me what I should do in this kind of scenario? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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If your current machine is in a cloud that means that it's already virtualised.
I fail to see the benefits of running a virtualised virtualisation platform, but
you'd have to ask the people offering you the service to install it for you.


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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <GENERAL> as it's not really about Linux, but about installing ESX, and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
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If your current machine is in a cloud that means that it's already virtualised.
I fail to see the benefits of running a virtualised virtualisation platform, but
you'd have to ask the people offering you the service to install it for you.


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Because I need to install IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition on this server, and one of the requirement for it is VMware ESXi 4.1 or above. The final goal is to deploy a OVF template which has the virtual appliance of the Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition ( CastIron Operating System). In IBM's Info Center, it says the OVF template will be opened in VMware Infrastructure client. I don't know if there's any other way to create that virtual machine with the OVF template.
 
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Because I need to install IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition on this server, and one of the requirement for it is VMware ESXi 4.1 or above. The final goal is to deploy a OVF template which has the virtual appliance of the Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition ( CastIron Operating System). In IBM's Info Center, it says the OVF template will be opened in VMware Infrastructure client. I don't know if there's any other way to create that virtual machine with the OVF template.
Again: ask the people who are running your server; for all I know ESXi may not even
want to install on anything but bare metal (after all, that's what its pitched at).

And I wasn't questioning your need - all I said is it doesn't sound sensible/feasible
to try to run a virtualisation platform virtualised. A bit like putting a car in a car.


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