Originally Posted by frank2085
I want to see how many fans of virtualization we have in here. I want to know what you think is the best program to use for virtualization and what you think the best part of it is.
I am a huge fan of vmware but i currently use sun virtualbox because its free. I currently have 3 virtual machines a win7 windows xp and a server 08 box. So i guess you can say a have a virtual domain cause i have everything joined to my virtual domain and i am currently using GPP's to lock everything down.
I would like you hear what yall think
no used virtual box.
VMware player is free though
VMware server is free.
and VMware esxi is free.
it's only the ESX server (not ESXi) that you have to pay for if I recall correctly, and the limitations are really only things that you'd be using for proper business use, not testing updates and stuff, but running virtualised infrastructure.
if I remember correctly you can't live migrate machine in ESXi, (only full ESX) and you can't use shared storage between different nodes. (which is probably why you can't live migrate). but lets face it, who here is running kit that needs five nines of availability?
basically the stuff that most home users, (and even a lot of business) need is free from VMware. the kind of stuff that big businesses need is the stuff that they make you pay for.
Originally Posted by Disenchanterx
Your right, you can not edit them. Vmware player does not seem to be dynamic at all. Well at least I cannot figure it out.
I think that a new much more featured version of vmware player must have just come out, I've got vmware server on my computer since the player is so limited, but a collegue downloaded it last week and it seems to do everything that he wants to.