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==Guest Installation==
 
==Guest Installation==
* Linux manages the memory up to 896MB RAM linearly. This memory section is faster and more efficient. Bear this in mind with your VM guests - try to plan around using less than 896MB RAM to keep your guests running optimally.
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* [http://linux-mm.org/VirtualMemory Linux manages the memory up to 896MB RAM linearly]. This memory section is faster and more efficient. Bear this in mind with your VM guests - try to plan around using less than 896MB RAM to keep your guests running optimally.
 
* [http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231666,00.html VMware ESX Server guest OS performance tips - part 1]
 
* [http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231666,00.html VMware ESX Server guest OS performance tips - part 1]
 
* [http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231917,00.html VMware ESX Server guest OS performance tips - part 2]
 
* [http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid94_gci1231917,00.html VMware ESX Server guest OS performance tips - part 2]

Revision as of 14:59, 23 March 2007

Host Installation

  • A base installation (only) is suggested, with only the following extra packages required:
    • xorg-x11-libs
    • gcc
    • kernel-source
  • Try to partition your OS, swap and the location for your VM's on different drives.
  • TODO: Define absolutely minimal installation requirements.

Guest Installation

General Tips

  • There are a lot of complaints about the free VMware's remote console being slow and unreliable. All the VMware documentation for all versions of VMware suggest the use of the native remote access tools (ssh, RDP, etc) instead of the console if possible.
  • Check out Rob Bastiaansen's website. He's got some great tips relating to NetWare as a guest OS!
  • See this cool tip from Paul McKeith, covering various issues relating to VMware guests.
  • Be sure to read the guest OS notes for your OS, referenced from this page on the VMware website.
  • The online documentation for VMware Server (free) is here.