I'm running a project at the moment that requires me to install VMWare server on one of our spare servers.... and consolidate some of our older machines, that aren't so "critical"

I was just wondering if Ubuntu Server was a good OS to install VMWare server on? Is it possible to have Windows VM's hosted within this?


From the documentation

Linux Host Operating System

Requirements ... 
Ubuntu Linux 8.04
Ubuntu Linux 7.10 
Ubuntu Linux 7.04
Ubuntu Linux 6.10
Ubuntu Linux 6.06

the answer is yes on both questions


Yes and yes. :) Last I check, VMware is supported on Ubuntu. And you can run Windows on VMware.


Quasi-unrelated but I suggest you look at VMware ESXi before VMware Server; you'll find the performance to be orders of magnitude better.

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