VirtualBox 2.2 provide VMware Wrk 5.x + ESX compatible devices

VirtualBox 2.2 provide VMware Wrk 5.x + ESX compatible devices

As part of OVF support in new VirtualBox I participate on interesting behind the scene HW compatibility improvement, one of such thinks is improved HW compatibility with VMware ESX and VMware Workstation 5.x+ESX HW profiles.

This entry is part of Mastering Sun VirtualBox Workshop


Good news is then in most cases no HW reconfiguration is needed any more in this selected compatible Virtualization Technologies configurations for both Solaris and OpenSolaris installations.

VirtualBox 2.2 64bit mode

cat vboxlspci64bit.lst
lspci -nn (Linux)
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] [8086:1237] (rev 02)
00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] [8086:7000]
00:01.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter [80ee:beef]
00:04.0 System peripheral [0880]: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Guest Service [80ee:cafe]
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2415] (rev 01)
00:06.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB [106b:003f]
00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 08)
00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c]
00:11.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) [8086:100f] (rev 02)
00:14.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI [1000:0030]

Output of OpenSolaris 200811 prtconf -vp , prtconf -D vboxprtconf64bit.prt

VMware Workstation 5.x+ESX profile 64bit mode

cat vmwrkesxlspci64bit.lst
lspci -nn (Linux)
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge [8086:7190] (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge [8086:7191] (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA [8086:7110] (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 08)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware Inc Abstract SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI [1000:0030] (rev 01)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) [8086:100f] (rev 01)

Output of OpenSolaris 200811 prtconf -vp , prtconf -D vmwrkesxprtconf64bit.prt

VirtualBox 2.2 32bit mode

cat vboxlscpi32bit.lst
lspci -nn (Linux)
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] [8086:1237] (rev 02)
00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] [8086:7000]
00:01.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter [80ee:beef]
00:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] [1022:2000] (rev 10)
00:04.0 System peripheral [0880]: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Guest Service [80ee:cafe]
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2415] (rev 01)
00:06.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB [106b:003f]
00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 08)
00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c]
00:14.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI [1000:0030]

Output of OpenSolaris 200811 prtconf -vp , prtconf -D vboxprtconf32bit.prt

VMware Workstation 5.x+ESX profile 32bit mode

cat vmwrkesxlspci32bit.lst
lspci -nn (Linux)
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge [8086:7190] (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge [8086:7191] (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA [8086:7110] (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 08)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware Inc Abstract SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI [1000:0030] (rev 01)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] [1022:2000] (rev 10)

Output of OpenSolaris 200811 prtconf -vp , prtconf -D vmwrkesxprtconf32bit.prt

Conclusion

Looks good, so lest try next time, if we can really move installed OS VM images between different virtualization vendors VirtualBox <-> VMware ESX and VirtualBox <-> VMware Workstation 5.x+ESX mode.

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