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Install SCO OpenServer 6.0 as VM on ESX 3.5


I've followed the link below describing how to install SCO OpenServer 6.0 on ESX 3.5 but I'm unable to connect it to the network. Does anyone have any tips re. the network configuration of SCO as a VM?



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8/22/2022 - Mon
Luciano Patrão


I have worked with this SO a long time ago. But this is a Linux/Unix, and i see no differences from another Linux systems

So the network configuration is normal, like other Linux

If you cant connect to the netwrok, is another problem

Do you have another VM(Linux or Windows) that connect successful to the network? If so, then check the network configurations from the SCO


Even though the steps on that link are for VMware Server you could still edit the vmx file in order to modify the virtual networking adapter the same way on ESX.

You can find the VM's config file by using the command: vmware-cmd -l

Make sure the VM is powered off while doing this.

Note also that the performance in a virtual SCO guest is not equal good as a virtual linux guest:


Not really sure what you mean Lars. I've edited the .vmx file as per the instructions and the intel NIC now shows up under the SCO OS.
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