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[Xen-users] Re: testing VMware inside an HVM

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Subject: [Xen-users] Re: testing VMware inside an HVM
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Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 09:47:21 +0200 (CEST)
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Hi there.

I can confirm that VMWare runs if you launch it within a Win2k3-Session.
The GSX-Server isn't all that fast (well, it never really is under
Windows), but its working. So if you want to give it a try, this might be
a possible solution.

Regards, Bigfoot29

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> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 01:57:32 -0600
> From: Scott Serr <serrs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [Xen-users] testing VMware inside an HVM
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> Now that I have an HVM running CentOS 4.5, I decided that I had to test
> out VMware Player inside it.  I'd like to colaborate on a project using
> VMware Workstation, but would like to use Xen for everything else.
> Good news:
> vmware-config.pl runs fine
> modules install ... virtual machine monitor, etc, vmnet0, vmnet1, vmnet8
> all [ OK ]
> vmplayer fires up fine
> Select an image config (.vmx) to start
> Bad news:
> Almost starts but gives this error...  "You are running VMware
> Workstation via the Xen hypervisor which is known to be incompatible
> with VMware Workstation.  You may not power on a virtual machine until
> this hypervisor is disabled."
> Interesting...  It's almost as if...  there might be a way to bypass
> this and bleed.  Set an env variable?
> Has anyone had better luck?  By the wording I wonder if an older version
> of VMware Player or Workstation would try to work.
> Interesting,
> Scott

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