VMware host on stable?

dick hoogendijk dick at nagual.st
Fri Feb 17 08:18:17 PST 2006

On 16 Feb Scott Long wrote:
> dick hoogendijk wrote:
> >On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 14:15:55 -0700
> >Scott Long <scottl at samsco.org> wrote:
> >
> >>Michael Butler wrote:
> >>
> >>>What is the most recent version of VMware known to work on 6.x in
> >>>host mode so as to be able to run windoze as a guest?
> >>>
> >>>Anyone tried 5.5 on 6.x yet? .. or the time-limited beta (expires
> >>>~July) of VMware server (free! at
> >>>http://www.vmware.com/products/server)?
> >>>
> >>>   Michael
> >>
> >>I have the same question.  I've been looking at porting the 5.5 vmmon
> >>module, but haven't had time yet to start.  All I really need is the
> >>ability to run an existing vmware image.  And no, qemu and xen and
> >>all that is not an option.
> >
> >You're entitled to your POV, of course. But I dare say that *on FreeBSD*
> >Qemu (w/ kqemu) is far better than any build of vmware I've ever seen.
> >Any reason why qemu is "not an option"?
> >
> Can qemu run the vmware image that I have?  If it can, great!  It's
> not a matter of opinion or open source vs closed source, it's a simple
> matter of using appropriate tools for my particular needs.
> Scott

The vmware filesystem is supported and my vmware images run great.

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