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Chapter 8. Virtualizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Other Platforms

This chapter contains useful reference material for customers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a virtualized operating system on other virtualization hosts.

8.1. On VMware ESX

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and onward provide the vmw_balloon driver, a paravirtualized memory ballooning driver used when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on VMware hosts. For further information about this driver, refer to http://kb.VMware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1002586.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and onward provide the vmmouse_drv driver, a paravirtualized mouse driver used when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on VMware hosts. For further information about this driver, refer to http://kb.VMware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=5739104.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and onward provide the vmware_drv driver, a paravirtualized video driver used when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on VMware hosts. For further information about this driver, refer to http://kb.VMware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1033557.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and onward provide the vmxnet3 driver, a paravirtualized network adapter used when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on VMware hosts. For further information about this driver, refer to http://kb.VMware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1001805.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 and onward provide the vmw_pvscsi driver, a paravirtualized SCSI adapter used when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on VMware hosts. For further information about this driver, refer to http://kb.VMware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010398.