Solved

Is Linux+ VMware ESXi compatible with RHEL 4 or RHEL5?

Posted on 2008-10-07
5
1,415 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Is Linux+ VMware ESXi configuration compatible with RHEL/CentOS 4 or RHEL/CentOS5?
0
Comment
Question by:Kcabbage
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:agriesser
ID: 22662315
In what regard?
Are you planning to install additional software on an ESXi system or what's the meaning behind your question?
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Mysidia earned 500 total points
ID: 22665363
If you install VMware ESXi  as your hypervisor;  it is possible to run CentOS 5 guests, and I do so.

Due to time synchronization issues; I would not suggest running CentOS4 in a VMware environment.

In either CentOS environment, you should ideally have VMware tools and 'time sync'  enabled

And in a CentOS4 environment, boot your kernel with the clock=pit  option.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:cjl7
ID: 22666239
Well it's based on RHEL but thats about it. You cannot manage it through RHN or so. But obviously it's still RHEL in the bottom so you can do most of your stuff as normal.

But be a bit more specific about your question, that way we can answer you in more detail.

//j
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Mysidia
ID: 22666275
ESXi  itself  does not include a service console.
It does not run any flavor of Linux, nor can you install one on the bare metal
with the ESXi hypervisor running.

ESXi does not have a command line interface.
Once ESXi is installed on a server; there is no SSH'ing to that server,
and the console is a minimalistic GUI for basic setup
(no command line interface).


You can of course run Redhat Enterprise Linux or CentOS 4/5  in a VM
that you create on an ESXi host.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:agriesser
ID: 22666634
@Mysidia: There are unbundled versions of ESXi available too, JFTR.
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
Teach the user how to configure vSphere clusters to support the VMware FT feature Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vSphere HA is enabled: Verify netowrking for vMotion and FT Logging is in place or create it: Turn On FT for a virtual machine: Verify …

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now