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Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

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Gary L
Super Advisor

Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Hi

This morning, someone asked a qustion for me: can we create a Vmware Virtual HP-UX server? I'm not sure yes or no (I think it should be NO).
OS: HP-UX 11i v1,
Vmware ESX version: v3.0 will upgrade to v3.5
ESX host hardware mode: HP Blade p-class and C-class, HP DL3xx.

I know, HP-UX OS runs on 64-bit HP9000 PA-RISC platform and HP Itanium. I think, if I assign some HP Itanium machines as the VMware ESX hosts then probably we could create a virutal HP-UX server, not sure Vmware ESX support HP-UX guest or not. Our Vmware admin said, he could turn the HP Blade/DL3xx box to 64-bit from 32-bit ... ?

I just wondering see if in that 64 bit environment, could I create a virutal HP-UX server? Does Itanium Integrity systems work or not?


Any answers will be very appreciate!





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smatador
Honored Contributor
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Re: Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Hi,
Now, the response is of course NO.
Vmware does support a lot of cpu but not itanium.
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php
Hpux will not be ported on x86 too.

Hope it helps
Gary L
Super Advisor

Re: Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Hi Smatador

Thanks a lot for your fast and good reply.

Have a good day.

-G
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Shalom,

The only way to do virtual machines on Itanium is to make the host OS HP-UX and HP-UX HPVM software.

It is a pretty good solution.

SEP
Steven E Protter
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Gary L
Super Advisor

Re: Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Thanks SEP.

Have a good night.

-G
VK2COT
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Hello,

As others said, you can use Integrity Virtual
Machines to do it.

Here is an example of what I run for students
in HP Edu labs in Australia (virtual machines are HP-UX 11.31, Red Hat ES 5.1,
Red Hat ES 5.3, and Microsoft Windows
2003 server; later next week I will
add SuSE 11):

AUDIT-INFO: VM status
[Virtual Machines]
Virtual Machine Name VM # OS Type State #VCPUs #Devs #Nets Memory Runsysid
==================== ===== ======= ========= ====== ===== ===== ======= ========
vm-hpuxv3a 1 HPUX On (OS) 1 2 2 2 GB 0
vm-hpuxv3b 2 HPUX On (OS) 1 2 2 2 GB 0
vm-rhel51 5 LINUX On (OS) 1 7 2 2 GB 0
vm-rhel53 8 LINUX On (OS) 1 2 2 2 GB 0
vm-win2003 9 WINDOWS On (OS) 1 2 2 2 GB 0

Cheers,

VK2COT
VK2COT - Dusan Baljevic
Asif Sharif
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Hi Gary,

For further information of HP Integrity Virtual Machines Installation, Configuration, and Administration you may browse the below mentioned web site.


http://docs.hp.com/en/T2767-90141/index.html

Regards,
Asif Sharif
Gary L
Super Advisor

Re: Can I create a VMware Virutal HP-UX server?

Hi VK2COT and Asif Sharif

Thank you very very much for your good informations and hyperlinks.

It's possible to create a virutal HP-UX server in Itanium machine Integrity sytem, that's great!

I will check the doc soon.

Thanks again.

Have a good day.

-Gary