Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] which VM do you recommend?
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:41:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] which VM do you recommend? by Walter Dnes
1 On 2013-07-30 8:30 PM, Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org> wrote:
2 > On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 06:36:57AM -0400, Tanstaafl wrote
3 >
4 >> Side question...
5 >>
6 >> I want to run the vmware tools on my gentoo VM (so the host can safely
7 >> power it down), but it also requires modules.
8 >
9 > Why do you need vmware tools? From the host, execute...
10 >
11 > ssh root@<guest> /sbin/poweroff
13 Two reasons this isn't sufficient...
15 1. Extended power outage
17 If my UPS sends a shutdown command to the host, I (obviously) want it to
18 safely shutdown ALL running VMs.
20 2. Manual host shutdown
22 I have my hosts configured so that if I press/release the power button,
23 the host goes through a full power down process. I (obviously) want this
24 process to also initiate safe shutdowns on all running VM's.
26 I do not want to have to SSH in and manually run a command to
27 uncooperative VM's first, I want to just be able to press/release the
28 power button, and have the host safely shut down all running VMs, then
29 itself.
31 > ...or, if you have sys-power/hibernate-script installed, and want to
32 > hibernate...
34 This is a server. I always completely disable hibernation on servers
35 (doesn't everyone?)...


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] which VM do you recommend? William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
Re: [gentoo-user] which VM do you recommend? Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>