I'm having trouble with win2k networking on vmware and would appreciate some help. What I did: First I installed gentoo's vmware-player package. Then I used EasyVMX to generate the necessary config files and an empty HD image file. So far, so good. Then I needed to install win2k itself. I didn't have an install CD so I just bittorrented an image.
I want to know if the following architechture is possible and if so, what is the best way to implement it? :
A dedicated server running a linux gentoo distribution on top of which I want to install a virtualizaion system (preferably vmware but which product/version?) then deploy inside of it a VM of Ubuntu 10.04.
I also want to know the remote procedure to achieve such configuration (knowing that I would start with a machine already containing the gentoo distribution).
I believe that Vmware Vsphere (ESXi) is not suitable for my case and Vmware player does not allow remote access (Am I wrong?) and finally Vmware server is sort of discontinued. I'm a little lost between al these versions!
I'm open to any other suggestionsJohn Gardeniers
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Vmware ESXi requires a dedicated machine. Vmware server is EOL, and Player is made for low-needs desktop virtualization.
If you have a chance, try installing ESXi on a dedicated machine, and installing both Ubuntu and Gentoo as virtual machines inside it.
If not, try VirtualBox... it has a headless mode, allows remote administration, works quite good, and it's free.mulazmulaz
Basically virtualizing Ubuntu on top of Gentoo should be no problem.
I'm though not sure you need a VMWare product. Remote access is pretty much always possible if you just log in to the VM via SSH or VNC (given the fact that you let the VM have internet access)
But maybe you should also look into KVM or Virtualbox.