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vmware /proc/cpuinfo fudging

Of course vmware HAS to fudge & mangle /proc/cpuinfo (deleting “cpu cores” for example) but it just never occured to me it would !

i suppose it should have been obvious !


PS i wonder what do KVM, VirtualBox and XEN do ?

VMware Fusion 2 now supports Ubuntu 8.10 guests

VMware Fusion 2.0.2 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2 for Apple Mac OS/X.

It now supports Ubuntu 8.10 as a guest operating system, including features such as VMware Tools with prebuilt kernel modules, Easy Install, and Unity.

VMware Fusion 2.0.2 (for Intel-based Macs):
without McAfee VirusScan Plus Installer
187 MB

VMware Fusion 2.0.2 (for Intel-based Macs):
Download including McAfee VirusScan Plus Installer
286 MB

Oracle GNU/Linux 5.2 and Oracle Xen VM Server 2.1.2

Oracle GNU/Linux 5.2 and Oracle Xen VM Server 2.1.2 ISOs are now available for download from:


and you can get some Oracle Xen VM templates from

Amazon EC2 Super Quick Start with JumpBox

EC2 Quick Start

  • sign up
  • generate cert & private key
  • download amazon ec2 tools into ~/ec2
  • export environment variables
  • export EC2_HOME=~/ec2
  • export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre1.5.0_15
  • export EC2_PRIVATE_KEY=~/ec2/pk.pem
  • export EC2_CERT=~/ec2/cert.pem
  • export EC2_JVM_ARGS=”-Dhttps.proxyHost=my.proxy -Dhttps.proxyPort=8080″

Then run amazon ec2 describe images utility

$ ./bin/ec2-describe-images -a

you’ll see a list of over 600 AMIs including the following jumpboxs

  • IMAGE   ami-70ab4f19    jumpbox-amis/bugzilla-1.1.0.manifest.xml
  • IMAGE   ami-71ab4f18    jumpbox-amis/mediawiki-1.1.0.manifest.xml
  • IMAGE   ami-6aac4803    jumpbox-amis/movabletype-1.1.0.manifest.xml
  • IMAGE   ami-0eb45067    jumpbox-amis/wordpress-1.1.0.manifest.xml

just choose a JumpBox AMI virtual machine software appliance and run it !

Finally check your credit card bill the following month !

VirtualAppliances.net are now using Ubuntu JeOS 8.04 LTS and OVF


VirtualAppliances.net appliances feature an upgrade to their base distribution, using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition, which will be supported by Canonical until 2013.

All of the 32 bit Appliances are using Ubuntu JeOS (Just enough Operating System) which provides a kernel optimized for virtual appliance use.

VMware OVF (Open Virtual appliance Format) images are now available for VMware ESX and ESXi in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions.