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Re: [Xen-users] vmware inside Xen

Hello, all.

I want to run VMWare on my dom0, for those special occasions when I
need to boot unmodified OSes.

I found some messages from 2005 on this list that explained that it's
not possible to run VMWare on a xen host.  (Example message pasted

Well, it's 2007 now..  Is it possible yet?  Before you ask, no, I
don't have hardware support for virtualization.  (If I did, I wouldn't
need VMWare.)

I think that VMWare inside xen would be a very versatile setup...  If
it can't be done, is there some other setup that might provide similar

Thanks, cheers,

--Dave Loyall
p.s. I'm not subscribed to your list..  CC me, if you please.

Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 00:20:01 +0100
From: Steven Hand <Steven.Hand@...>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] vmware inside Xen
vmware (workstation) includes a linux kernel module  - this
runs inside the linux kernel in "ring 0" and uses this fact
to provide its virtualization functionality. With Xen, only
Xen itself runs in ring 0 - even dom0 runs in ring 1, and so
cannot provide this functionality.



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