[OpenAFS] RHEL/OpenAFS as VMware ESXi guest

Dan Pritts danno@internet2.edu
Mon, 4 Apr 2011 16:25:45 -0400

I have zero issues running RHEL as a vmware guest.  I mostly use RHEL =
kernels. =20

I happen to be running ESX but I have every reason to believe ESXi will =
behave similarly.

I recommend you use the yum-repo based method to install vmware tools, =
rather than
using the vmware console to do it.  This is described here:


However, this is only tangential; either way will work fine with AFS.

On Apr 3, 2011, at 6:31 PM, Thomas Smith wrote:

> On Apr 3, 2011, at 15:18, Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:
>> Thomas Smith <theitsmith@gmail.com> writes:
>>> I'm currently running RHEL 5 Xen and am considering switching to =
>>> ESXi 4.
>>> Has anyone on the list used these together and, if so, were any =
>>> were experienced? Since both OpenAFS and VMware Tools insert modules
>>> into the kernel, I am concerned that one might break the other.
>> We have a bunch of VMware guests and have never had any trouble.  =
>> never tried installing OpenAFS on the ESXi host, though.  (I wasn't =
>> from your question whether you were considering that, or just looking =
>> the guests.)
> Thanks for the reply Russ.
> I am looking at running OpenAFS as a guest, not on the host.

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