On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI <email@example.com>
Maybe. It used to be a pain because the kernel changed but the vmware drivers were slow to catch up. It probably still is.
On Qua, 02 Mar 2011, hamed hosseini wrote:
can i install VMware Workstation Linux 7.1.3 in debian 6 64bit and how?
Amen. That is what drove me away from VMware server to ESXi and ultimately away from VMware in general. I spent a week after a kernel upgrade getting the vmware server to start, at least long enough to do something else with the vms that lived on it. I finally set up an ESXi box. (Since this is a home network, I am not about to try to cost justify a couple of thousand dollars on a virtualization solution to my wife...)
The main reason I migrated away from esxi is because in my all-Linux/BSD home network, I did not want a virtualization solution that could *only* be managed by running a Windows machine...And running a Windows machine on my network solely to run the infrastructure client.
So I use vbox on the desktop (e.g. for testing distros, etc), and for my long haul virtualization needs, I use OpenVZ, and am waiting for LXC to get there to convert over to that.
Give VirtualBox a try, it can do most things that vmware workstation can, and is much easier to set-up.
and tell me your opinion about vmware in linux
Concur. For desktop virtualization, vbox is the best way to go, at least at this point with its new oracle livery...