LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2017, 05:00 PM   #1
abourke
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 118

Rep: Reputation: 18
VM Ware on Linux possible?


Hi

I have VMWare esxi running on a server. On windows I would use vSphere to manage it. But now that I'm using Linux I need to know if its possible to do the same?

I have heard I could setup the web interface. But as far as I know you have to purchase it. Is that true?


Please advise me what options are available to me.

Regards,
Aubrey
 
Old 05-14-2017, 05:37 PM   #2
Didier Spaier
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Paris, France
Distribution: Slint64-14.2.1.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
Posts: 10,029

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Not sure what you need exactly but you can have a freely downloadable and usable VMware Work Station Player (without some features available in a paid version but still useful as is in my opinion)
 
Old 05-15-2017, 04:42 AM   #3
abourke
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 18
Thanks for your answer. I forgot to mention I will need the create/restore snapshot functionality aswell.
 
Old 05-15-2017, 04:57 AM   #4
rkelsen
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 2,965
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190
You can use the web interface on any version of esxi newer than 6.0
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-15-2017, 05:08 AM   #5
r3sistance
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: CentOS 6/7
Posts: 1,375

Rep: Reputation: 217Reputation: 217Reputation: 217
vSphere client is deprecated and some features from it are obsolete, as rkelsen has said, use the web interface else you'll likely see issues where ESXi will fail to make changes as they have to be done via web interface.
 
Old 05-15-2017, 10:09 AM   #6
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 9,239
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263
I'd check with VMWare. It sounds like you're being referred to (and, are referring to) software that is not current and/or that might not apply to your VMWare situation.

Yes, they do supply client and control software that runs on a variety of operating system hosts.
 
Old 05-15-2017, 11:25 AM   #7
abourke
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 18
Ok thanks guys.

I will check what version I'm running.

Regards
Aubrey
 
Old 05-15-2017, 01:27 PM   #8
wpeckham
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: Continental USA
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, DSL, Puppy, CentOS, Knoppix, Mint-DE, Sparky, Vsido, tinycore, Q4OS
Posts: 3,854

Rep: Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741
If you are not migrating existing guests, you might consider moving to OpenVZ 7. It is a powerful hypervisor with many features enabled that are disabled in the free VMWARE engines.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 06:26 AM   #9
rkelsen
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 2,965
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190
Quote:
Originally Posted by wpeckham View Post
If you are not migrating existing guests, you might consider moving to OpenVZ 7.
They're not the same. Cool as it may be, OpenVZ isn't a hypervisor.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 07:29 AM   #10
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 9,239
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263Reputation: 3263
Well, if you simply want a hypervisor that isn't a "hobbled horse," you need only look at VirtualBox. But, we are straying away from the OP subject.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 08:42 AM   #11
rkelsen
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 2,965
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190Reputation: 1190
VM Ware on Linux possible?

Not a valid comparison either. Apples and oranges.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 07:53 PM   #12
wpeckham
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: Continental USA
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, DSL, Puppy, CentOS, Knoppix, Mint-DE, Sparky, Vsido, tinycore, Q4OS
Posts: 3,854

Rep: Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkelsen View Post
They're not the same. Cool as it may be, OpenVZ isn't a hypervisor.
Actually, starting with version 7 OpenVZ IS a hypervisor. IT is a major departure.
 
Old 05-17-2017, 12:01 AM   #13
JJJCR
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,862

Rep: Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338
OpenVZ Virtuozzo Containers Wiki
https://openvz.org/
Nov 30, 2016 - OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers

OpenVZ - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenVZ
OpenVZ (Open Virtuozzo) is an operating system-level virtualization technology for Linux. It allows a physical server to run multiple isolated operating system

I think good comparison for OpenVZ is Docker. I might be wrong though.

I think the OP should either go for Esxi, Vbox, Vmware Player or Xen Server maybe

Last edited by JJJCR; 05-17-2017 at 12:04 AM. Reason: edit
 
Old 05-17-2017, 10:45 AM   #14
wpeckham
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: Continental USA
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, DSL, Puppy, CentOS, Knoppix, Mint-DE, Sparky, Vsido, tinycore, Q4OS
Posts: 3,854

Rep: Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741Reputation: 1741
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJJCR View Post
OpenVZ Virtuozzo Containers Wiki
https://openvz.org/
Nov 30, 2016 - OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers

OpenVZ - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenVZ
OpenVZ (Open Virtuozzo) is an operating system-level virtualization technology for Linux. It allows a physical server to run multiple isolated operating system

I think good comparison for OpenVZ is Docker. I might be wrong though.

I think the OP should either go for Esxi, Vbox, Vmware Player or Xen Server maybe
Those are valid for all versions through version 6.
Version 7 is a hybrid hypervisor that supports both kernel containers ala LXC and older OpenVZ, and full virtual machines to include those based upon other kernels and even Microsoft operating systems. IT is newer than all of those WIKI pages.
 
Old 05-17-2017, 01:47 PM   #15
jefro
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 20,991

Rep: Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406Reputation: 3406
I'm pretty sure you should have an option on web interface with current esxi so I'd agree with the above.

There are many good choices in the ever improving vm world. I can't easily say what is best now. At one time it was Vmware. Containers are being improved almost each day.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
vm ware on linux enni143 Linux - Server 3 04-13-2015 10:37 AM
suspect spy ware, how do I scan and destroy spy ware ? zeelog Ubuntu 2 02-15-2014 11:06 PM
linux on vm ware problem glenndr_15 Linux - Hardware 5 04-21-2010 07:24 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration