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Virtual Machine

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by wooer, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. wooer

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    Dear Friends,
    I Have 3.2ghs processor, 1gb ram and using Windows server 2003 ENterprise edition service pack 2.

    Now i wanna to install virtual machine ,

    whats the best requirement of it.
     
  2. zimbo
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    What virtual machine would you like to run? Those specs should be good enough for testing purposes but it depends on what you will be testing.. can you give us more details please...
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    The best requirement? :blink

    I particularly like the minimum requirement of a 400 MHz processor. :p
     
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  4. Modey

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    Virtual PC from MS is free to download. You could probably get away with running one or two VMs on that spec machine but many more is going to seriously eat into that 1GB of ram. Especially given Server 2003 is the host OS. I'd stick another gig in if I were you, after all, ram is so cheap now they are giving it away in cereal packets!* :)

    *may be bollocks. :)
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    VMWare Server is also free.
     
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  6. Modey

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    Isn't that far more picky about the hardware it will work on though? Could be wrong.
     
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  7. Fergal1982

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    not particularly i dont think. VMWare Server is designed to be hosted on a server platform. Given that the host in this case is a server, it fits that criteria.

    It runs on any standard x86 hardware, etc. More details Here
     
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  8. wooer

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    i just want to instal virtual machinr for testing varios software .
    and now i have 2 gb ram
    give advise for best perfomance.
     
  9. Modey

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    Just make sure you don't allocate too much ram to each VM and you should be fine. Eg, you could proably get away with 128MB for XP clients and 256MB for servers. You should be able to manage 4 or 5 at the same time and get reasonable speed hopefully.

    Ultimately though it's a case of suck it and see. :)
     
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