VMware Server on a Debian server?

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by edge, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Is it possible to run the "VMware Server" on a Debian Server (the server is not running any X screen thingy, and in a data center)

    If so.. Can I install lets say Windows within the VMware, and access it with SSH, or any other way?
  2. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    sure you could run any VMWare supported OS.
    But Windows vai ssh I don't know...terminal service client should be the better way here...

    The question is what you wanna do... fur just having virtual servers why don't you try XEN?
  3. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    I would love to run a windows application on my linux server.

    The application needs Windows 2k3, and thats the only reason that I still have an extra server running.
    If I could install Windows 2k3 in VMware (or any other virtual OS) under Linux (not running any shell!) than there is no need for me to have the extra server!
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2006
  4. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    I was afraid for this..

    I guess VMware does need a propper display :/
  5. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

  6. d0nut

    d0nut New Member

    hi edge,
    how could you install windows?
    did you find a vmware image or do you have access to the cd drive?

  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Just insert the windows CD in the CD drive on your server, then start the virtual machine and the windows setup will start automazically.
  8. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Or... Make an ISO, and mout it with VMware as the CD drive.

    I have now Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 running at the same time in my Debian, and as I have 8 IP's each OS is accessible by internet :)

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