Monthly Archives: February 2008

Howto use yum excludes to prevent kernel updates breaking VMware kernel modules

If you are using CentOS 5 , Oracle Enterprise 5 or Red Hat Enterprise 5 as a VMware host or guest you can edit /etc/yum.conf and add a line


this should prevent yum updating your kernel and thus breaking vmware services modules in vmware server and vmware services modules in vmware guest tools

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Sun xVM is a free open source virtualization platform

Sun xVM.

xVM is a free, open source virtualization platform, which was unveiled at Oracle Open World, alongside our management platform, xVM Ops Center.

xVM will virtualize Windoz, Linux or Solaris, on either Dell, HP, IBM or Sun hardware.

xVM is based on the work of the Xen community. In a running system, Xen fits between the hardware and the operating system.