Installing and Configuring Linux Guest Operating Systems
This technical note describes installing, configuring, updating, and administering Linux guest operating systems in virtual machines running on VMware Infrastructure 3 version 3.5. In addition, this note includes a collection of useful tips and tricks in fine-tuning your Linux virtual machines. Although the recommendations in this paper apply to most Linux distributions, they are tailored specifically to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Linux administrators can use this paper as a source for guidelines when building and maintaining Linux virtual machines in their VMware Infrastructure environments. Some working knowledge of VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2, ESX 3.5 Update 2, and Linux operating systems is required.