Posted by: ITKE
Fedora Linux, Virtualization
Fedora 7 just launched the other day, so let’s throw up a handy tip for installing VMware Server, shall we?
HowtoForge’s into on the install:
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Fedora 7 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).
Also, with VMware Server you can let your old Windows desktop (that you previously converted into a VMware virtual machine with VMware Converter, as described in this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_converter_windows_linux) run under your Fedora desktop. This can be useful if you depend on some applications that exist for Windows only, or if you want to switch to Linux slowly.
Step-by-step instructions and some glossy screenshots of the VMware on Fedora 7 install in action can be found at the HowtoForge web site.