Open Source Overview
VMware has a long history of support for open source software in its products. In addition to collaborating with the open source community, VMware works closely with major Linux vendors to ensure high quality support for Linux guest operating systems running on VMware hypervisors. As an active participant in the open source community VMware has open sourced the VMware Tools as the Open Virtual Machine Tools project, contributed the VMI (Virtual Machine Interface) paravirtualization code under the GPL, collaborated with the Linux kernel community and others in the development of paravirt-ops, and sponsored OSDL's DCL F2F.
Open Source Resources
- How to enable Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) in a Linux kernel and in ESX Server 3.5
- Enabling VMI with SLES10 SP2 32bit virtual machines on ESX
- Timekeeping best practices for Linux
- RHEL5, RHEL4 U4, RHEL4 U3, SLES10, and SLES9 SP3 File Systems may Become Read-Only
- 10Gbps Networking Performance on ESX 3.5 Update 1
- Timekeeping in VMware Virtual Machines.
- Installing and Configuring Linux Guest Operating Systems
- Performance Best Practices and Benchmarking Guidelines
- Networking Performance in VMware ESX Server 3.5