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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 OSP support to 32-bit and 64-bit “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11” on page 227 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11” on page 234 for ESX 3.5 Update 4.
  • Added OSP support for 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 8 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 170.

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 Solaris 10 Update 7 on ESX 4.0. See “Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms” on page 398.

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 Solaris 10 Update 7 on ESX 3.0.2, 3.0.3, and 3.5 Update 4. See “Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms” on page 400.

Added ESX 4.0 Release

New Support

  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate, 32-bit and 64-bit. (experimental) See “Windows 7” on page 54.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, R2 Datacenter Edition, R2 Enterprise Edition, R2 Essential R2 Business Server Standard, R2 Essential Business Server Premium, R2 Small Business Server Standard, and R2 Small Business Server Premium, 64-bit. (experimental) See “Windows Server 2008” on page 60.
  • Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition, 32-bit. See “Windows 98” on page 92.
  • Windows 95 and Windows 95 Service Pack 1, and these OEM Service Releases: OSR1, OSR2, OSR2.1, and OSR2.5, 32-bit. See “Windows 95” on page 94.
  • Windows 3.1, 32-bit. See “MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1x” on page 98.
  • MS-DOS 6.22, 16-bit. See “MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1x” on page 98.
  • Asianux 3.0 Server and Asianux 3.0 Server, Service Pack 1, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Asianux Server 3.0” on page 100.
  • CentOS 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “CentOS 4.0” on page 107.
  • Debian 5.0, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Debian 5.0” on page 110.
  • Debian 4.0 r3, r4, r5, and r6, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Debian 4.0” on page 112.
  • IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5.2, 32-bit. See “IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5.2” on page 115.
  • IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0, 32-bit. See “IBM OS/2 4.0” on page 117.
  • SCO OpenServer 5.0.6 and 5.0.7-MP5, 32-bit. See “SCO OpenServer 5.0” on page 222.
  • SCO UnixWare 7.1.1-MP5 and 7.1.4-MP4, 32-bit. See “SCO UnixWare 7” on page 226.
  • FreeBSD 6.4, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “FreeBSD 6.4” on page 345.
  • FreeBSD 6.3, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “FreeBSD 6.3” on page 348.
  • FreeBSD 7.0, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “FreeBSD 7.0” on page 343.
  • FreeBSD 7.1, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “FreeBSD 7.1” on page 340.
  • Solaris 9, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, and Update 8, 32-bit. (experimental) See “Solaris 9 Operating System x86 Platform Edition” on page 406.
  • Solaris 8, 06/00, 10/00, 01/01, 04/01, 07/01, 10/01, and 02/02, 32-bit (experimental). See “Solaris 8 Operating System x86 Platform Edition” on page 409.

Update Support

  • Windows Preinstallation Environment 2.1, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Windows Preinstallation Environment” on page 56.
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 on Web Server, Enterprise, Standard, and Datacenter, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Windows Server 2008” on page 60.
  • Windows Vista, Service Pack 2 on Enterprise, Business, Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Windows Vista” on page 65.
  • Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2, 32-bit. See “Windows XP” on page 77.
  • Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3, 32-bit. See “Windows 2000” on page 83.
  • CentOS 5.0 and 5.1, 32-bit and 64-bit.(CentOS 5.2 and 5.3 already supported by ESX) See “CentOS 5.0” on page 103.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8, Advanced Server, Enterprise Server, and Workstation, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 172.

Additional Support

  • Paravirtualized SCSI (pvscsi) storage adapter support for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
  • vmxnet3 network adapter support – Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, CentOS 5 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Ubuntu 7.04, Ubuntu 7.10, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10, Asianux Server 3, Debian 5.0, Debian 4.0, Solaris 10 Update 4 through Update 7.
  • Hot Add Memory, Hot Add CPU, and Hot Plug Device support.
  • Operating System Specific Packages (OSP) support for CentOS 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7, CentOS 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
  • VMI support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.
  • IPv6 support.

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 Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Windows Server 2008” on page 41.
  • Added support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista Service Pack 2 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Windows Vista” on page 45.
  • Added PBM support to ESX 3.0.3 on Ubuntu 8.04.2. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 274.

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 the VMware Fusion 2.0.4 release.
  • Revised installation instructions for the CentOS 5.0 and CentOS 4.0 guest operating systems. See “CentOS 5.0” on page 82 and “CentOS 4.0” on page 85.

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 CentOS 5.3 on ESX 3.5 Update 4 and ESX 3.0.3, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “CentOS 5.0” on page 82.
  • Added OSP support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “VMware Tools Operating System Specific Packages” on page 35 and “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5” on page 134.
  • Clarified OSP support for Ubuntu 8.04.2 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 274.
  • Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on Workstation 6.5.2. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11” on page 187 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11” on page 194.

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 VMware Fusion 2.0.3 release.
  • Made minor corrections to information for the ACE 2.5.2 and VMware Server 2.0.1 releases.

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 ESX 3.5 Update 4 that includes this new guest support
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11” on page 183.
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11” on page 190.
    • Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition and Server Edition, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Ubuntu 8.10” on page 264.
    • Windows Preinstallation 2.0, 32-bit and 64-bit. See “Windows Preinstallation Environment” on page 39.
  • Added new OSP support for Ubuntu 8.04.2 and 8.10 on ESX 3.5 Update 4.
    See “VMware Tools Operating System Specific Packages” on page 35,
    “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 267, and “Ubuntu 8.10” on page 264.
  • Added prebuilt kernel modules (PBMs) support for Ubuntu 8.04.2 on ESX 3.5 Update 4. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 267.
  • Added reference to instructions for building kernel modules manually for VMware Tools. See “SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11” on page 183, “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11” on page 190, and “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 267.
  • Added reference about receiving an error message after installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu 7.04 and later. See the known issues section for Ubuntu 7.04 guests and later.

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 the Fusion 2.0.2 release. New operating system support includes
    • Ubuntu 8.10, 32-bit and 64-bit. See page “Ubuntu 8.10” on page 257.
    • Mac OS X Server 10.5.6, 32-bit and 64-bit. See page “Mac OS X Server 10.5” on page 84.

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 Ubuntu 8.04.2 JeOS on ESX 3.0.3 and 3.5 Update 3. See “Ubuntu 8.04 LTS” on page 257.
  • Added support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 on ESX 3.5 Update 2. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5” on page 130.
  • Added information about the vmware-user process for VMware Tools. See “On Certain Linux Guest Operating Systems, the VMware Tools Process vmware-user Does Not Start Automatically” on page 35.
  • Revised information about installing VMware Tools in Linux guests on VMware products. See “Installing VMware Tools in a Linux Guest Operating System” on page 35.

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

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