Spurious VM question.

Discussion in 'Virtual and Cloud Computing' started by Aureilius, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

    Actually, this was a response to the 'best Virtual software' thread. On a re-read, it would have been a hijack. So I posted it seperately, here's my Q.

    It's odd because I've tried VMware & set up multiple os's, each on their minimum of ram, which has tended to be 64mb. I have 256mb of ram. I still can't get more than two to be active at the same time without ' not enough memory' messages.

    Anyway, that aside, I still have probs setting up a virtual bridge. I'm stuck with a few standalone machines.

    Am I missing hardware, I'd hoped to find a virtual bridge in the options which I haven't.

    Also, I can't get the host machine involved, it remains a host but won't join in :(

    What is going wrong?

    Any help/pointers appreiciated.

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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    You have 256 MB of Physical Ram in your Host PC.

    Your host OS (I'm assuming it's XP?) needs 128MB of that 256 to run.

    You can then divide the remaining 128MB between the two virtual PC's, maening they can have 64 Mb each.

    If you want more VM's to run then you need more physical memory.

    As for the Bridging question I'm affraid I can't help.

  3. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    There is an option in VMWare to change the way VMWare uses paging, and you can set it to use more paging or what not, this means it will run considerably slower, but many VMs will be possible

    check the main options of VMware and find the memory tab (i think, dont have it on my work laptop)
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Get more RAM. :wink:
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  5. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

    Thanks. :)

    Didn't realise XP was such a resource hog.

    On another note, not asking how though (not wishing to be spoonfed here :) ), is it possible to get the host to
    join the party?

    Or must it remain as a 'mothership' to the virtual machines?

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