VMware Player or VMware Server Console embedding


Could you tell me, is it possible to include VMware Player inside Virtual Appliance,

intended for submission into Ultimate Virtual Appliance Challenge contest?

Could I preinstall it? I'm anyway will show your EULA to end user.

If it's possible, what I have to do?

I currently do not intend to distribute that Appliance in any other way than submitting to the contest.

I'm also interesting, is it possible to include in such way VMware Server Console?

Thank you!

Sincerely your,

Sergiy Kolisnyk

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There's very little point in doing this, as firstly, VMware products (e.g. ESX, Server or even Player) can't be hosted inside other VMware products (so you couldn't run VMware Player inside another VMware product on the host), if that makes sense. Also, doing so would involve quite a large size increase, which isn't desirable for something designed for the VMware Challenge. Even if you did, it wouldn't actually add anything valuable to your virtual machine, and also licencing is a grey area for most.

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