VMWare 4.5.1 includes updates and fixes include changes to the EULA, a more reliable SCSI implementation, better support for Linux guest operating systems using kernels in the 2.6 series, and support for Windows 95 guest operating systems on high-speed processors. Some of the new features are an increased memory range up to 3.6GB per virtual machine (4GB to all vms), experimental support for Longhorn, support for PXE on virtual network hardware, and support for Novell NetWare 5.1, 6, and 6.5 and SUSE LINUX 9.0.
VMWare 4.5.1 Released
2004-03-22 OS News 12 Comments
It has been for days in portage now. Just emerge it! It runs ok.
“It has been for days in portage now. Just emerge it! It runs ok.”
I wish it were in portage, I’d switch to Gentoo. You probably thinking of Xen or something. There may be some scripts to help install host or guest OS. At least that’s what the VMware stuff is in fbsd ports.
It’s about $300 for the workstation variant, but students can get it for $130. It’s pretty sweet. Unfortunately it’s so expensive I will probably go with Virtual PC and use NT or 2k as host.
> I wish it were in portage
app-emulation/vmware-workstation-22.214.171.12468 is right there. No joke: http://gentoo-portage.com/browse-program.php?program=510
> You probably thinking of Xen or something.
No, I’m not. See above.
> Unfortunately it’s so expensive
You could try the evaluation version. But if you don’t want to get a new license each 30 days you can check out qemu ( http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/ ), which is way faster than bochs but still free software and in development.
> At least that’s what the VMware stuff is in fbsd ports.
That doesn’t seem to be the case. I’ve just taken a look at the FreeBSD ports collection, and it seems as if there was a port for VMWare 3, but not for anything newer.
gentoo has had vmware for 2 years now (+1 month, according to the ChangeLog), even 2.6 kernel support was included with the latest VMWare 4 ebuild.
Excellent product, although 4.5.1 seems to be a lot more unstable than 4.0.5 was, I guess that’s the price for supporting more OSes I haven’t tried the Linux version since about 3.2 though….
I’ve got the following to work on 4.5.1 (WinXP host):
Solaris 8 (with XFree86 4.2?)
Solaris 10 beta51 (with XFree86 4.4!)
Win NT4 Server SP6a
WinXP Pro SP1a (cloned my host using Drive Image 7!)
LindowsOS 4.5 Developer
I also had Windows.NET RC2 running, but my eval ran out (it’s now 2003 Server).
I can’t get Fedora Core 1 working, although some have. I know there’s problems with RH9, but it works. Anyone tried FC2test1?
I really hope SuSe 9.1 will work (SuSe 9.0/2.6 kernel do, so it should….)
just finish updating to 4.5.1
i can say 4.5.1 is better/stable/faster than the previous version.
suse 9.0 on 2 machines 2.4 and 2.6.
running the following guests:
After having nothing but trouble with their beta for 4.5, I installed 4.5 successfully on linux Fedora running kernel 2.4.22-1-2129 and now on 2.6.4 (Custom).
I’m running XP Pro as the guest.
do I need a license if I emerge this?
>I’ve got the following to work on 4.5.1 (WinXP host):
>Solaris 8 (with XFree86 4.2?)
>Solaris 10 beta51 (with XFree86 4.4!)
where can i find any info’s on getting this to run on win2k box? do you have any links?
> do I need a license if I emerge this?
Not to emerge, but you’ll need one (at least an eval) if you want to use it.
“No, I’m not. See above.”
I stand corrected. Didn’t know they could include it in ports / portage.
“where can i find any info’s on getting this to run on win2k box? do you have any links?
Go to the main VMware site (www.vmware.com ??) and look for workstation variant. The windows one should run on 2000 or xp, I don’t know about older NT 4.0.
I have tried it on my machine which has SuSE 9.0 for AMD64 and runs without a quirk. Excellent!
Guest OSs I have tried are SuSE 7.3 Pro, Win2k and Win2k3.
With Sisoft Sandra under win2k3 as guest OS I also get more than 8000 MIPS, which is not bad at all.