Tuesday, June 2, 2009

ESXi 4

VMware released free version of it's supervisor ESXi 4 somewhere around the previous weekend. I managed to install it into VMware Workstation and to give it a quick try. Until I have more to say, here are a few differences that I noted during and immediatelly after installation process finished:

  • Minimum of 2GB RAM in order to be installed and used. I tried to lower memory size after installation finished but it hasn't worked.
  • Root password has complexity requirements and it requires you to use some better password.
  • busybox upgraded to version 1.9.1, but still only a subset of tools are compiled, installed.
  • python preinstalled
  • IPv6 support
  • ipkg package manager
I'll eventually update my page about ESXi as well as pages about hacks I discovered to reflect new version.

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