Updating esx 3i
with three interfaces: hardware, guest systems, and the service console (Console OS).
The VMware FAQ mentions that ESX has both a Linux 2.4 kernel and vmkernel – hence confusion over whether ESX has a Linux base.During v Motion Live Migration (v LM) of a running virtual machine (VM) the content of the (RAM) memory of the VM is sent from the running VM to the new VM (the instance on another host that will become the running VM after the v LM).The content of memory is by its nature changing all the time.This is colloquially known as a purple diagnostic screen, or purple screen of death (PSOD, cf. Upon displaying a purple diagnostic screen, the vmkernel writes debug information to the core dump partition.This information, together with the error codes displayed on the purple diagnostic screen can be used by VMware support to determine the cause of the problem.ESX and ESXi before version 5.0 do not support Windows 8/Windows 2012.
These Microsoft operating systems can only run on ESXi 5.x or later.
At least some of the modules derive from modules used in the Linux kernel.
To access these modules, an additional module called In ESX (and not ESXi), the Service Console is a vestigial general purpose operating system most significantly used as bootstrap for the VMware kernel, vmkernel, and secondarily used as a management interface.
After version 4.1 (released in 2010), VMware renamed ESX to ESXi.
ESXi replaces Service Console (a rudimentary operating system) with a more closely integrated OS.
ESX uses a system where the content is sent to the other VM and then it will check what data is changed and send that, each time smaller blocks.