vmware - virtual machine issue/question
badouglas at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 13:19:37 UTC 2010
sorry, but i'm looking for basic/pretty complete step by step
processes on how to create the VM, and install the OS, or rather
create the VM of a specific partition/drive.
so i'm looking to talk to someone who's actually done this.
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Athmane Madjoudj <athmanem at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/05/2010 05:22 AM, bruce wrote:
>> Hey guys.
>> Might be a little off topic, but I'm not sure exactly how to proceed on this.
>> I'm evaluating/investigating vmware, and how you create a "virtual
>> machine" using the command line for fedora/centos.
>> Basically, I want to be able to create a test virtual machine and then
>> be able to run the VM on another system using the virtual player.
>> I'm looking for pointers/articles/instructions that detail what I need
>> (in terms of tools/apps) and the steps needed to accomplish this.
>> I've seen a few articles/sites that discuss creating virtual machines,
>> but they all involve using the GUI.
>> There are different tools/apps provided to create a Virtual Machine,
>> but I'm not sure which to use.
>> Basically, I want to do a test, to ultimately have a Virtual
>> Machine/Image that can be run on a separate server using the vmplayer
>> I've seen docs that discuss using the GUI to create the VM, but
>> haven't found any (yet) that discuss how to accomplish this using the
>> command line approach.
>> If I have a system with two drives
>> DriveA, DriveB
>> DriveA has my regular OS,
>>> From DriveA, I install an OS onto DriveB, along with any additional files I need
>> DriveB is then the system that I want to use as the basis of the new
>> Virtual Machine/image
>> So I need to figure out how to create the VM from the cmdline.
>> (here is where I'm looking to get a feel for the actual cmds/processes to run)
>> And once I create the VM, I'll deal with the issue of running the VM
>> from the vmplayer/client side.
>> Hope this clears things up a bit.
>> Pointers/Comments would be helpful.
> Maybe you need to install VMware VIX API (already installed with
> Workstation) and use "vmrun" command, also libvirt has support for
> VMware ESX and GSX (aka Server).
> BTW, if you machine support AMD-V or Intel VT-x, go with KVM, better for
> usage with CLI and GUI through libvirt/virsh and virt-manager, and all
> tools are Opensource and included in Fedora / RHEL / CentOS.
> Athmane Madjoudj
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