[PVE-User] vmware on proxmox

Pongracz Istvan pongracz.istvan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 21:09:01 CET 2009

2009/2/3 Martin Maurer <martin at proxmox.com>

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-
> > bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of Pongracz Istvan
> > Sent: Montag, 02. Februar 2009 20:43
> > To: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
> > Subject: [PVE-User] vmware on proxmox
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Did anybody try using vmware-server under proxmoxVE?
> >
> > I mean, installing it on the hardware node.
> >
> > This would be a temporary "solution" until we change the infrastructure,
> > for a week or two.
> I really do not suggest this, but I got some minutes time and I just tried
> to install vm-ware server 2 (64-bit) with success.
> I order to run the vmware installer, you need:
> - install the build system (apt-get install build-essential)
> - download our kernel headers and install (wget
> ftp://pve.proxmox.com/debian/dists/etch/pve/binary-amd64/pve-headers-2.6.24-2-pve_2.6.24-5_amd64.deband install via dpkg -i pve-he...)
> After success you need to unload the KVM module as this conflicts with the
> VMware (rmmod kvm_intel, rmmod kvm) So finally you can use vmware and still
> openVZ, but not KVM.
> I do not suggest this for production but maybe this is still interesting
> for someone who needs OpenVZ with the Proxmox VE gui and VMware.
> Br, martin

Thank you Martin!

Meanwhile I found the solution, how to merge vmware snapshots into a new a
complete vdisk with vmware.
With this I can avoid to use vmware.

I have strange experiences with it and I do not really like it.
Thank you very much again.

Br, István
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