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monitor your cloud services with @vmware #tanzu and @vmware #wavefront

monitor your cloud services and microservices with @vmware #tanzu and @vmware #wavefront

sample tanzu wavefront dashboards

DELL EMC @VMware #Flings micro #VM projects

DELL EMC @VMware #Flings micro #VM projects

featuring an IBM RedHat OpenShift VM

and a foldingathome VM

Now Oracle @oraclecloud are providing bare-metal @NVIDIA #GPUs through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for @foldingathome #beatthevirus #curethevirus

Now Oracle @oraclecloud are providing bare-metal @NVIDIA #GPUs through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for @foldingathome #beatthevirus #curethevirus

and YOU can join in at home with Oracle VirtualBox and VMware Photon VM

Oracle VirtualBox™ & VMware Photon OS™

Oracle VirtualBox™ & VMware Photon OS™

None of the VMware Photon OS™ OVA work on virtual box

instead use the VMware Photon OS™ for @foldingathome

Boot it and change root password by typing E etc as per (how to change gnu/linux root password)

You could also try the ISO

Once you get PH working it has avery clean install

$ cat /etc/passwd
daemon:x:6:6:Daemon User:/dev/null:/bin/false
messagebus:x:18:18:D-Bus Message Daemon User:/var/run/dbus:/bin/false
systemd-bus-proxy:x:72:72:systemd Bus Proxy:/:/bin/false
systemd-journal-gateway:x:73:73:systemd Journal Gateway:/:/bin/false
systemd-journal-remote:x:74:74:systemd Journal Remote:/:/bin/false
systemd-journal-upload:x:75:75:systemd Journal Upload:/:/bin/false
systemd-network:x:76:76:systemd Network Management:/:/bin/false
systemd-resolve:x:77:77:systemd Resolver:/:/bin/false
systemd-timesync:x:78:78:systemd Time Synchronization:/:/bin/false
nobody:x:65534:65533:Unprivileged User:/dev/null:/bin/false
sshd:x:50:50:sshd PrivSep:/var/lib/sshd:/bin/false
fahclient:x:999:100:Folding@home Client:/var/lib/fahclient:/sbin/nologin

cdarra@vghetto-photonos [ / ]$ ls -l
total 44
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 bin -> usr/bin
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 22 23:04 boot
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 3480 Mar 29 09:47 dev
drwxr-xr-x 42 root root 4096 Mar 29 09:55 etc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 10 2019 home
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 lib -> usr/lib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 lib64 -> usr/lib
drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Mar 22 22:38 lost+found
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 May 10 2019 media -> run/media
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 22 22:38 mnt
dr-xr-xr-x 94 root root 0 Mar 29 09:47 proc
drwxr-x--- 5 root root 4096 Mar 29 09:55 root
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 480 Mar 29 09:49 run
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 May 10 2019 sbin -> usr/sbin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 srv -> var/srv
dr-xr-xr-x 13 root root 0 Mar 29 09:47 sys
drwxrwxrwt 10 root root 200 Mar 29 09:56 tmp
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Mar 22 22:38 usr
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 Mar 22 23:02 var

Startup screenshot



VMware Photon OS™

VMware Photon OS™ is an open source, minimal Linux container host that is optimized for cloud-native applications, cloud platforms, and VMware infrastructure. Photon OS 3.0 introduces ARM64 support, installer improvements and updated packages. 

You can choose to download an ISO or an OVA

The default user and password (root password) for the VMware Photon OS OVA is

user : root
password : changeme

How to reset VMware Photon OS root passwd

linux ... rw init=/bin/bash
# passwd 
New PASSWORD: ******
Retype PASSWORD: ******
# umount /
# reboot -f

How to import VMware Photon OS OVA

How to build VMware Photon OS ISO from source

How to enable VMware Photon OS SSH login

vmware workstation player vm backup and export

in the latest version of vmware workstation player (14) you can no longer backup a vm or export a vm from the gui instead you need to run ovtool from the command line

C:\> "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\OVFTool\ovftool.exe" -h


C:\> ovftool.exe path-to-your-vmx path-to-your-ova-file-or-ovf-dir

you can specify target type instead of using file suffix ie OVA, OVF

C:\> ovftool.exe --targettype OVA path-to-your-vmx path-to-your-ova-file

see also


vmware vms with peppermint 8 dont work with open-vm-tools

in a peppermint 8 gnu/linux vmware vm open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop do not work so when installing peppermint 8 into a vmware vm do not use open-vm-tools (the screen never resizes)

use VMware Workstation Player | Manage | Install VMware tools instead
and when you run vmware-config-tools.pl say NO to all the questions ESPECIALLY

Would you like to enable VMware automatic kernel modules? NO

See also