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Re: [Xen-users] vmware inside Xen

  • To: Steven Hand <Steven.Hand@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: PacketCollision <packetcollision@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 04:09:52 -0700
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On 5/29/05, Steven Hand <Steven.Hand@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I was not able to find any information on this in the FAQ so I put the
> > question here: Is there any known problem running a vmware inside Xen?
> It's not possible, at least for now: guest systems (things which run
> on top of Xen) need to be modified.
> The only ways this could work are:
>   1. VMware release a special version of their software which can
>      run on Xen; not that likely I'd guess, though obviously up to
>      them.

I don't see why VMware (a program that runs under linux) wouldn't be
able to run under a linux domain in Xen.  I haven't used VMware for
several years, but as far as I remember it is completely in userspace.
 Is there a specific reason why it would not work?  Has anyone tested

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