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jlivitski
14-Aug-2013, 21:28
When I installed my SLES 11 SP2 server, one of the first things the installation routine asked me was whether the server was going to be physical or virtual. I chose physical and I believe my selection was used to select appropriate packages.

Now I want to virtualize this server to run it on VMware. What packages should I install to facilitate this? Will this be any different than if I had selected "virtual" during the original install?

smflood
15-Aug-2013, 11:49
On 14/08/2013 21:34, jlivitski wrote:

> When I installed my SLES 11 SP2 server, one of the first things the
> installation routine asked me was whether the server was going to be
> physical or virtual. I chose physical and I believe my selection was
> used to select appropriate packages.
>
> Now I want to virtualize this server to run it on VMware. What packages
> should I install to facilitate this? Will this be any different than if
> I had selected "virtual" during the original install?

When installing your SLES11 SP2 server your options, as per step 6 of
Installation Quick Start Manual for SLES11[1], were

O Physical Machine (also for Fully Virtualized Guests)
O Virtual Machine (for Paravirtualized Environments like Xen)
O Xen Virtualization Host (Local X11 Not Configured by Default)
O KVM Virtualization Host (Local X11 Not Configured by Default)

Whether installing SLES11 on physical hardware or as a virtual machine
under VMware software, the first option is correct since the other
options relate to other virtualization platforms (Xen and KVM).

HTH.

[1]
https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_quickstarts/data/sec_sles_installquick.html
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