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Best Linux distro for ESXi5.0?

Best Linux distro for ESXi5.0?

Best Linux distro for ESXi5.0?

I want to build a small Linux server on one of our ESXi hosts, primarily to run a RADIUS server. Simple enough, but our VMware plant is mostly ESXi 5.0, and the first distro I tried--Debian 8--doesn't run on it. The most recent version of Debian that runs on ESXi 5.0 is version 6, which is hard to get now--I tried downloading it off the mirror and wound up waiting forever for an obscure server in Sweden to talk to me.
Any recommendations? The Linux box doesn't have to be fast or flashy, just simple and reliable and ESXi-5.0-friendly.

p.s. Of course it would be best to update our VMware plant--but that's too far out of my job description, and if I wait for our sysadmin to do it I'll be waiting a long time.

RE: Best Linux distro for ESXi5.0?

Cent-OS would be the go-to distro for these types of applications.

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RE: Best Linux distro for ESXi5.0?

I also would suggest CentOS as the go-to distro.

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