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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 installation instructions for FreeBSD 8. See “FreeBSD 8” on page 103.
  • Added information about recommended memory size for Windows 95. See “Windows 95” on page 27.
  • Added information about kernel panic error when installing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 on a host with an AMD NPT processor. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 57.
  • Removed incorrect instructions for enabling root on an Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 virtual machine. See “Ubuntu 9.10” on page 97.
  • Condensed installation instructions for Desktop and Server releases for Linux guests, including “Mandriva Corporate 4” on page 43, “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11” on page 76 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise 10” on page 77, “Turbolinux 10” on page 94 and “Turbolinux 8” on page 95.
  • Condensed installation instructions for Mandrake 9.x and 8.x. Start with “Mandrake Linux 9” on page 49.
  • Condensed installation instructions for RedHat Linux 7.x. See “Red Hat Linux 7” on page 67.
  • Condensed installation instructions for FreeBSD 7.x, 6.x, 5.x, and 4.x. Start with “FreeBSD 7” on page 111.

Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

Guest Operating System Installation Guide PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 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:

  • Modified hard drive requirements for a Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine. See “Windows Server 2008 R2” on page 19.
  • Added information about support for the e1000 NIC driver on ESX 4.0 Update 1. See “Windows XP” on page 23.
  • Added instructions for eComStation 1.0. See “eComStation 1.0” on page 38.
  • Added instructions for Mandriva 2009. See “Mandriva Linux 2009” on page 47.
  • Revised guest selections for creating virtual machines for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with OES 2 support and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 with OES 1 support. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 95 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9” on page 96.
  • Revised VMware Tools support for “Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms” on page 164.

Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

Guest Operating System Installation Guide PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 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 new instructions for the following guests:

  • “Windows Server 2008 R2” on page 19
  • “Oracle Enterprise Linux 4” on page 63
  • “Ubuntu 9.10” on page 115
  • “FreeBSD 7.2” on page 130

 

Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

Guest Operating System Installation Guide PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 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:

  • Revised install instructions for MS-DOS 2.66 and MS-DOS 3.1x. See “MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1x” on page 30.
  • Modified install instructions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 9 to use the GRUB BootLoader instead of LILO. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 91 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9” on page 92.
  • Made minor edits to information for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 91.

Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

Guest Operating System Installation Guide PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 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:

  • Reorganized the Guest Operating System Installation Guide to include information only pertinent to installing supported guest operating systems. To find the information and support data that was removed from this guide check these locations:
  • Guest Operating System Installation Guide (Deprecated) – for information that was published in the guide through July 16, 2009.
  • Online Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide – for supported guest operating system details and general information.
  • Knowledge Base – for known issues and problems that affected the operation of a guest.
  • Product documentation – for VMware Tools instructions and information.

Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

Guest Operating System Installation Guide PDF: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 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 32-bit and 64-bit Debian 4.0 r8 support on ESX 4.0. See “Debian 4.0” on page 111.
  • Changed full support for SMP to experimental for all VMware products that support “Ubuntu Linux 7.10” on page 325 and“Ubuntu Linux 7.04” on page 329.
  • Modified LILO install instructions for “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 238 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10” on page 231.
  • Modified instructions for “Manual Changes Might Be Needed to Use Networking in Copied Virtual Machine” for “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” on page 238, “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9” on page 243, “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10” on page 231, “Novell Linux Desktop 9” on page 158, and Open Enterprise Server 1 with Support Pack 1 or Support Pack 2.

VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

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 and 64-bit Ubuntu 9.0.4 on ESX 4.0. See “Ubuntu 9.04” on page 311.
  • Added known issue about vmmouse ungrab feature for Ubuntu 9.04 on ESX 4.0 and ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Ubuntu 9.04 Does Not Include vmmouse Driver” on page 313.

VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

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 additional information about support for 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu 9.0.4 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Ubuntu 9.04” on page 311.
  • Modified description of ESXi and ESX support. See “Support for VMware ESX Server 3i Version 3.5 and Later and Version 4.x” on page 40.
  • Made miscellaneous edits.

VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

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 PBMs on 32-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, using a VMI kernel on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11” on page 227 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11” on page 234.
  • Added support for 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu 9.0.4 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Ubuntu 9.04” on page 311.

VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

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 Fusion 2.0.5, including new support for Ubuntu 9.04, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Ubuntu 9.04” on page 311.

VMware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

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

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