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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization Virtualization] allows you to run several "seeming-as-if" (virtual) computers on one computer. This can help you
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* to work in several isolated VPN environments on one computer
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* to test several Linux distributions running at the same time on one computer
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* for developers, to test "dangerous" changes like on the login manager or the boot sector
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* in big companies, to take best use out of your computing resources
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= Topics =
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* [[turn your physical computer into a virtual one]]
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= Find out which virtualization you run on =
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* for XEN:
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If /proc/xen/control_d exists, you run on XEN virtualization
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= Solutions =
 
= Solutions =
  
* [[Virtualbox]]
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! Solution !! max vCPUs !! bridged networking possible !! Snapshot possible !! remarks
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|-
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| [[KVM]] || >= 8 || yes || no
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| [[Virtualbox]] || >= 16 || yes || yes || easy to install and easy to use
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| [[VMWare]] Player || 4 || yes || no ||
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Latest revision as of 13:20, 18 June 2012

Virtualization allows you to run several "seeming-as-if" (virtual) computers on one computer. This can help you

  • to work in several isolated VPN environments on one computer
  • to test several Linux distributions running at the same time on one computer
  • for developers, to test "dangerous" changes like on the login manager or the boot sector
  • in big companies, to take best use out of your computing resources

Topics

Find out which virtualization you run on

  • for XEN:

If /proc/xen/control_d exists, you run on XEN virtualization

Solutions

Solution max vCPUs bridged networking possible Snapshot possible remarks
KVM >= 8 yes no
Virtualbox >= 16 yes yes easy to install and easy to use
VMWare Player 4 yes no