[ale] vmware ESX Server

James Taylor James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
Fri Dec 8 14:37:47 EST 2006

ESX server is a virtual machine manager, which uses a modified Red Hat OS.
You can't install it on an existing OS.
You boot from the CD and it installs the ESX server, just as you had surmised.

James Taylor
The East Cobb Group, Inc.
james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com

>>> On Fri, Dec 8, 2006 at  2:27 PM, in message
<99E6A67A9DA87041A8020FBC11F480B3015CF03D at EXVS01.dsw.net>, "Jeff Lightner"
<jlightner at water.com> wrote: 
> Haven't played with vmware.  A Windows Admin here is tasked with
> installing this.  What he got (ESX Server) seems to be rpms etc... which
> implies it is a Linux load.  From what I can tell of a document he has I
> believe he needs to boot from CD and it actually loads a base operating
> system (Linux) rather than is something he loads on top of an existing
> installed OS (Linux or Windows).
> Is this correct?   Any pointers?   (Note -  we're not creating a virtual
> machine yet -  just trying to get the server software insalled.)

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