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What is the best program for creating a virtual machine ?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by VerdinaNET, Jul 21, 2016.

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    I looked and come up with VirtualBox but i am not sure if that is the best choice.
    Suggestions guys ?
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    VerdinaNET, Jul 21, 2016 IP
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  2. billzo

    billzo Well-Known Member

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    VirtualBox is free, it is made by Oracle, and it is pretty easy to use. It works good. I use it. As far as "best choice", what else are you considering and what do you want it to do?
     
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    Parallels, but it's paid.
     
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    i was using that too, i think virtualbox is most used on windows computers for this purpose.
     
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    How many VMs are you planning to setup?
    Using Windows Datacenter Edition you create number of VMs or you may also consider VMWare.
     
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    blue_angel Well-Known Member

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    Depends on amount you want
    I believe VMWare its the best but you can use and Windows Datacenter Edition
     
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    harrysmith Well-Known Member

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    @VerdinaNET
    It could be expensive and cumbersome if you go this way! Why not you order VMs from some webhosting company who will also assist you with technical support?
     
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    I use VirtualBox since 2008 =)
     
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    I think it'll depend on a number of scenarios.
    There are different tools available for Linux and Windows.
    The underlying and the most important part is to decide what kind of virtualization are you looking for: bare-metal(type I) or hosted(type II).
    There a number of hypervisors(the application that emulates the hardware).
    Also it'll depend if you're looking just to play around/test or looking for production environment.
    I personally use vmWare Virtual Machine - it's paid, however there is a free vmWare Workstation Player(can't create VM, only plays that are already created) something like Virtual Box, you can get vmware images from a number of places.

    Hope it helps.
     
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    I have 16gb of ram and if i allocate each with 2gb maybe 6 or 7. Want to try as many as possible but not exactly sure with this 16 gb how much is possible.
     
    VerdinaNET, Sep 10, 2016 IP
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    Is the number of VMs somehow dependent on the program ? Have no idea.
     
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    I want to do it my self so that i can acquire knowledge. Its not business orientated for now.
     
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    NaughtySpider Peon

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    You can try to use Vagrant (https://www.vagrantup.com/).

    It has configuration file where you can set shared folders, port forwarding e.t.c. Very good for developing and running multiple VMs.

    Also you can use VM images made by other users, like Ubuntu LAMP stack.
     
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    Never heard of Vagrant! Gonna check it for sure.
     
    VerdinaNET, Sep 12, 2016 IP
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    billzo Well-Known Member

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    If you are on a development server and performance is not an issue, the amount of RAM you allocate can be small. 1 GB. Leave some RAM for computer to use.
     
    billzo, Sep 12, 2016 IP
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    Sound's right. Maybe 2 gb will be enough for the computer ;)
     
    VerdinaNET, Sep 13, 2016 IP
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    Are you setting up these VMs for personal use or to lease them out? If you're getting into the professional hosting side of things, SolusVM is an excellent control panel to manage the provisioning of your VMs across multiple nodes.
     
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    VerdinaNET Greenhorn

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    Personal curiosity right now. That's why i am using my home computer.
     
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    In the past, when I was studying about computer networking, I've used VMWare to create some VM machines in order to do practice a network with services such as mail exchange, file server, routing, firewall,...I think this is the best software to create virtual machine now.
     
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    I use OpenVZ for most of my linux hosting VPS. Its really easy to use, free and has a free web panel too..

    Work well for us.
     
    jsmcm, Sep 19, 2016 IP