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6/5/11 8:19 PM
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kao
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what is the difference between VMware workstation and VMware server??

i know i can just google it but i prefer to ask you guys.

They both do the same thing as in creating guest OS and etc..
6/5/11 9:17 PM
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Anarkis
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I would say the big difference is the interface and the ability to share resources.
6/6/11 1:14 PM
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Edited: 06/06/11 1:14 PM
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Workstation runs on top of any old OS. This is for testing crap on your local machine from time to time.<br /><br />Server(now called ESXi I think) has it's own very stripped down OS(redhat) that only does VMware. This is for semi-serious stuff where all you want on the machine is to turn some VMs.<br /><br />ESX is even further stripped down "OS", that is basically as close to the hardware as you can put a VM. This is what you put in your data center.<br />
6/25/11 12:41 AM
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 For your workstation, don't use either.  Use VMware Player instead.  Much more stable than VMware Server (GSX), IMO.

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