VMware Infrastructure 3 supports a broad range of guest operating systems including various versions of Microsoft Windows, RedHat Enterprise Linux, Suse Enterprise Linux, Solaris and legacy operating systems such as Novell Netware and Windows NT 4. Evaluate any applications on these supported operating systems by following the steps below.
To evaluate a specific application inside a virtual machine such as a legacy application, a homegrown application that works in a supported guest operating system, or a new application you may be evaluating for your environment, follow these steps:
Download the Evaluation Documentation Kit
Install VMware ESX Server on the evaluation server and VMware VirtualCenter Server and VMware Infrastructure client on a client that has access to the ESX Server host.
Create multiple virtual machines on the ESX Server host in any of the following ways:
- Download or import a virtual appliance (The fastest way to get a virtual machine running in your environment).
- Create VMs from an ISO image
- Convert your existing physical servers to virtual machines using the convert functionality within VirtualCenter
Review and Monitor performance of you virtual infrastructure: