[olug] vmware server on AMD opteron
clundst at unlserve.unl.edu
Mon May 15 20:23:47 UTC 2006
So far our experience running 32 bit apps on opterons here at UNL has
been quite positive. We sure like our 64 node dual/dual cluster.
We don't run VMWARE so I can't speak to that functionality.
>Does anyone have any experience with or knowledge of running the
>vmware server product on top of an AMD Opteron processor (or
>processors)? I'm wondering how well it works, if there are any
>gotchas or weirdness, etc.
>In particular, I was considering putting together a dual dual-core
>Opteron computer (or alternatively a dual Opteron) which would then
>be sliced up for actual use with the vmware server. Most likely, the
>operating system running on the bare machine would be the most
>minimal (AMD 64 bit) Fedora Core or SUSE install which could get the
>job (of running vmware server) done. Would anyone anticipate
>difficulties with such a setup? Would anyone have advice or opinions
>on the details of such a setup?
>I have no experience to date running any OS (natively or in 32-bit
>emulation) on an Opteron, but my assumption is that it works pretty
>Thanks a lot!
> Matt Anderson
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