SUSE/SLES/VMWare Tips

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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.
  • Remove unnecessary hardware (e.g. floppy drive) through Virtual Centre.
  • Disable IPv6 (can effect VMwareTools)
  • TODO: Define absolutely minimal installation requirements.

Time Synchronisation

Tweaks

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.
  • Read this article from Portlock for physical-to-vm migration.