VMware Server configuration question

Christopher A. Williams chriswfedora at cawllc.com
Thu May 6 18:20:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 08:13 -0500, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 13:41 +0100, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-05-05 at 23:16 -0500, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm no kernel hacker, but I suspect there's been a significant --
> > > possibly structural -- change to the kernel that's confusing the
> > > configuration script.
> > > 
> > > It's going to be important to find a fix for this, especially if RHEL6
> > > is based on a similar kernel.
> > 
> > This not at all uncommon with VMware, they often lag behind kernel
> > updates. There's something called the any-any patch which usually
> > addresses this, but by the looks of my quick Google, it hasn't been
> > updated much lately. Dunno what the cool kids are using these days.
> Adam,
> I don't know either. The most recent any-any patch I've been able to
> find was 117. It was probably suitable for F10.
> The reason I want to get VMware Server up and running ASAP is Rob Lee's
> new SIFT 2.0 forensics package. Looks like a "must have" for anybody in
> the security biz.
> In the mean time I guess I'm between a rock and a hard place. F13 would
> be a natural host, but it's still beta so VMware won't even look at it.
> I was hoping one of the F13 kernel guys spotted my post and remembered
> something. Oh well.....

We ran into this quite a while back and decided to stop trying to fight
the battle.

...So we switched everything over to ESXi Free Edition and haven't
looked back since. Runs great - in fact quite a bit better than VMware
Server at this point. Most likely this is because it's much more
actively maintained. We're currently on Version 4.0 Update 1.




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the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former."

-- Albert Einstein

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