Are compatible Virtual machines in VMWARE Server for Linux and Windows ?

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Are compatible Virtual machines in VMWARE Server for Linux and Windows ?
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coolsport00Commented:
I don't understand you're question "VMWARE". If you're asking if VMware Server can be used for both Windows and Linux VMs, yes, it can. If you're asking what OS VMware Server can be installed on, it can install on both Linux and Windows. See User's Manual here:
http://www.vmware.com/products/beta/vmware_server/vmserver2.pdf

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coolsport00Commented:
BTW...Host OS Sys Req's start on page 25-26; Guest (VM) OS Sys Req's start on pg. 31.

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dekkarCommented:
I think you are asking about moving a vm from a windows vmware host to a linux vm host?


This is possible, depending on what versions you are running.

Either just copy the folder the vm is located in, and add it to the new server, or cold clone it as though it was a P2V.

Like this:

http://www.vmsage.com/vmware-converter/getting-the-vmware-cold-clone-iso

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VMWAREit security administratorAuthor Commented:
yes, i'm are asking about moving a vm from a windows  host to a linux host or viceversa...
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dekkarCommented:
You should just be able to shut down the VM...

copy its folder to the other server


add the vm to the list of virtual machines on that server

power it up.


I guess you can test this, as your original copy of the vm will still be on the original host, and if it doesnt work, then just go back to the original.

I have had problems with this in the past, and had to do a cold clone.
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coolsport00Commented:
Yes...that is correct. VMware files are the same regardless of the OS. You can do a simple copy/paste of the VM directory, OR you can use vCenter Converter Standalone to convert ('move') the VM files (https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=converter&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS338US338&q=vCenter%20Converter%20Standalone); or...you can also you Veeam FastSCP (http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html).

Regards,
~coolsport00
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