VMware ESX Server 2.5.5
Network Server
VMware, Inc.
22 Jan 2008

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     Service Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 9

Product Description
VMware ESX Server is the foundation for dynamic, self-optimizing IT infrastructure. ESX Server is a robust, production-proven virtualization layer that abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources into multiple virtual machines. ESX Server allows IT organizations to increase hardware utilization and dramatically decrease capital and operating cost by sharing hardware resources across a large number of virtual machines that run side-by-side on the same server. Improving service levels even to the most resource-intensive applications, ESX Server provides advanced resource management, high availability, and security features that deliver the highest levels of performance, scalability and robustness required for enterprise IT environments.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Virtual Machine
Mother Board Revision:Intel 440BX Desktop Reference Platform
BIOS:Phoenix Technologies LTD - 6.00 09/17/2007
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon® 2.40 GHz
RAM:3.6 GB
Bus Type:Parallel Port
Video Adapter:VMware®  Virtual SVGA II
Host Bus Adapter:VMware®  Virtual IDE Device for SUSE Linux , IDE
Hard Disk Drive:VMware®  Virtual Hard Disk rev:1.0 (SCSI) , SCSI
CD/DVD:VMware®  Virtual IDE CDR00 1.00
Floppy Type:1.44
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.28

Config Notes
VMware Tools for Linux Installed. See VMwares SLES 9 Installation Guide for more details: http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/guestos_susesles9.html

Adapters and Drivers
VMware®  Virtual LAN Device 0
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: pcnet32.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 49544
Checksum: e496f75318befecc511c5cef4c0299ed

VMware®  Virtual IDE Device for SUSE Linux
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 1700506
Checksum: 1de19c3b491ad19b70773edf2a451dcf

VMware®  Virtual SVGA II

The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. Components including LAN adapters, host bus adapters and other individually YES CERTIFIED components may be exchanged for other YES CERTIFIED components. For more information on swapping YES CERTIFIED components, please access the following web page:


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