[thelist] Developing in Linux

Nick Brogna nick at wemakepretty.com
Mon May 12 14:54:43 CDT 2008

Server is intended for virtualizing server environments whereas  
Workstation is geared more towards virtualizing on the desktop.  
Server (ESX) is more enterprise-oriented and the hope is that by  
giving way VMware Server people will end up upgrading to one of the  
VMware Infrastructure packages (i.e. VI3 Foundation which starts at ~ 
$1700 for 2-socket system).

VMware Workstation is a complete desktop virtualization suite more  
akin to Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion for OS X.

VMware Server runs on bare metal, VMware workstation runs in a host  
Operating System.

Those are the differences I can think of off the top of my head.  
(Funnily enough, I am swimming in this stuff this week as we're in  
the initial planning stages of virtualizing our data center).


Nick Brogna

Senior Project Manager
Jepson Technologies, Inc.

On May 12, 2008, at 12:33 PM, sbeam wrote:

> On Monday 12 May 2008 15:11, sbeam wrote:
>> Also VMWare workstation is free
> correction: "Server" is free. "Workstation" is $189. Not sure what the
> difference is, other than support. They should both work.
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