I was trying to install vmware player on a Windows XP box (Physical) worked fine!
trying the samething with another windows XP VM running on Hyper – V. Got into troubles.
Got a error message saying
Setup cannot continue because Microsoft’s Hyper-V is being used. Please disable it, reboot and start the VMWare Server installation again.
Stopped HyperV services and tried again – but of no luck 😦
VMware ESX server:
This is a popular virtualization solution from VMware.
Installs on a ‘bare metal’, allows multiple OSs and their applications to run in VMs.
Physical server/Virtual Host:
The Operating System running on a bare metal
Individual Operating Systems hosted by ESX or Virtual Host
An OS that runs directly on the ESX server host.
Partitions the physical resources of the underlying server
Uses proportional share mechanism to allocate CPU, memory and disk resources to VMs those are powered on
manages the reservations, limits of each VM
VMKernal Hardware Interface:
Hides the hardware differences from ESX server and guest users.
Enables hardware specific service delivery
Includes device drivers and Virtual Machine File System (VMFS)
Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM):
Responsible for virtualizing CPUs
When the VM is getting started, the control is transferred to VMM
Sets the system state