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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Latest Updates

These are the changes or updates made to the Guest Operating System Installation Guide since it was last published:

  • Added support for 32-bit CentOS 5.2 on ESX Server 3.0.3 and support for 64-bit CentOS 5.2 on ESX Server 3.0.3 and 3.5 U2. See “CentOS 5.0” on page 73.

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Latest Updates

These are the changes or updates made to the Guest Operating System Installation Guide since it was last published:

Added VMware Workstation 6.5 and ACE 2.5 releases to supported guest operating systems.

  • New experimental support for guest operating systems on Workstation 6.5:
    • Windows Preinstallation Environment (all versions). See “Windows Preinstallation Environment” on page 35.
    • Windows Recovery Environment. See“Windows Recovery Environment” on page 36.
    • Ubuntu LTS 8.04.1. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 244.
  • New full support for guest operating systems on Workstation 6.5:
    • Windows Server 2008 (Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Small Business Server). See “Windows Server 2008” on page 37.
    • Asianux 3.0. See “Asianux 3.0” on page 73.
    • CentOS 5.0 to 5.2. See “CentOS 5.0” on page 75.
    • Mandriva Linux 2008. See “Mandriva Linux 2008” on page 86.
    • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 to 5.2. See “Oracle Enterprise Linux 5” on page 119.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 and 5.2 (Advanced Platform, Desktop, and Server). See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5” on page 122.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 7 (Workstation, Enterprise Server, and Advanced Server). See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 127.
    • Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms, 10 5/08 (Update 5). See “Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms” on page 311.
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, Support Pack 1, and Support Pack 2. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10” on page 172.
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Support Pack 2. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 175.
    • Ubuntu LTS 8.04. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 244.
  • New full support for guest operating systems on ACE 2.5:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 and 5.2 (Advanced Platform, Desktop, and Server). See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5” on page 122.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 7 (Workstation, Enterprise Server, and Advanced Server). See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 127.
    • Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms, 10 5/08 (Update 5). See “Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms” on page 311.
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, Support Pack 1, and Support Pack 2. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10” on page 172.
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Support Pack 2. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 175.
    • Ubuntu LTS 8.04. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 244.

Added VMware Server 2.0 release to supported guest operating systems. New VMware Server 2.0 support:

  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard. See “Windows Server 2008” on page 37.
  • Windows Vista Business and Ultimate. See “Windows Vista” on page 40.
  • Windows Server 2003 Web, Standard, and Enterprise Editions with Service Pack 2. See “Windows Server 2003” on page 45.
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2. See “Windows XP” on page 52.
  • Mandriva Linux 2008 and Mandriva Linux 2007. See “Mandriva Linux 2008” on page 86 and “Mandriva Linux 2007” on page 89.
  • Open SUSE Linux 10.2. See “Open SUSE Linux 10.2” on page 195.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Update 5. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5” on page 122 and “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 127.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, Service Pack 4. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 175 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9” on page 180.
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu Linux 7.10, Ubuntu Linux 7.04, and Ubuntu Linux 6.10. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 244, “Ubuntu Linux 7.10” on page 247, “Ubuntu Linux 7.04” on page 250, and “Ubuntu Linux 6.10” on page 253.
  • Netware 6.5, Service Pack 6. See “NetWare 6.5 Server” on page 295.
  • Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms, Update 3 and Update 4. See “Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms” on page 311.

PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

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Latest Updates

These are the changes or updates made to the Guest Operating System Installation Guide since it was last published:

  • Added VMware Fusion 2.0 release to supported guest operating systems. New support:
    • Mac OS X Server 10.5 (experimental support). See “Mac OS X Server 10.5” on page 72.

    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Standard (experimental support); Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, and Service Pack 1; Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 2; and Windows XP Professional, Home Edition, and Service Pack 3. See “Windows Server 2008” on page 33, “Windows Vista” on page 36, “Windows Server 2003” on page 41, and “Windows XP” on page 47.

    • Mandriva Linux 2008. See “Mandriva Linux 2008” on page 80.

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Advanced Server, Enterprise Server, and Workstation, Update 2; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, Update 6; and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, Update 9. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5” on page 113, “Red Hat Enterprise Linux  4” on page 117, and “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3” on page 124.

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, Service Pack 2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 2. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10” on page 162 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 165.

    • Turbolinux Server 10. See “Turbolinux 10 Server” on page 220.

    • Ubuntu 8.0.4, Ubuntu 8.04.1, Ubuntu Linux 7.10, and Ubuntu 7.04. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 233, “Ubuntu Linux 7.10” on page 236, and “Ubuntu Linux 7.04” on page  238.

    • FreeBSD 7.0. See “FreeBSD 7.0” on page 253.

    • Netware 6.5, Support Pack 7. See “NetWare 6.5 Server” on page 283.

    • Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms, (Update 5). See“Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms” on page 299.

PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

HTML: http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/

Latest Updates

These are the changes or updates made to the Guest Operating System Installation Guide since it was last published:

  • Added support for 32-bit CentOS 5.2 on ESX Server 3.5, Update 2. See “CentOS 5.2” on page 67.

PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

HTML: http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/