Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: xen, vmware and virtualization

  1. #1

    Unhappy xen, vmware and virtualization

    I'm using opensuse on an hp workstation quad-core intel xeon 5160.
    I would like to have a virtual Windows OS
    I tried to install xen but it tells me that my processors don't support full virtualization. I checked and it seems that intel xeon has the virtualization feature...
    I tried then to install vmware player, I downloaded the last version from the web site, installed with rpm -i but I cannot see any executable or link to this application.

    Any suggestion?
    thanks

  2. #2

    Default Re: xen, vmware and virtualization

    Now I'm trying also with VirtualBox.
    What is the best solution? I don't need special things, just a stable virtual windows to run some programs that cannot run on linux...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    128

    Default Re: xen, vmware and virtualization

    Hi,

    Virtual box will work well.

    VMWare player will also work, but if you are not receiving an icon then I would recommend checking out the log files during/after the rpm install.

    have a look in /var/log/vmware-installer as a start.

    Even build from the source if necessary.

    Have you met all the requirements for VMWare player ?

    I personally use Virtual box and VMWare workstation on my main laptop.

    For full dedicated server virtualisation I use XEN.

    XEN is not meant for the purpose you require, VMWare player/workstation and virtual box are.

    hth
    J
    Linux# makes_a_network_feel_good.sh

    Linux and BSD solutions

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Vsters, Sweden ex. Highbury London UK
    Posts
    1,245

    Default Re: xen, vmware and virtualization

    I would stay with VirtualBox. if as you say you just need a stable virtual windows

    /Geoff
    Quote Originally Posted by gigilentini8 View Post
    Now I'm trying also with VirtualBox.
    What is the best solution? I don't need special things, just a stable virtual windows to run some programs that cannot run on linux...
    Core 2 Duo 3.16GHz, 8GB DDR2, 3.5TB, GeForce 9600 GT, Amilo LCD 26", OS 11.1 x86_64, KDE4.2.4 (2)
    My wine tips & tricks

  5. #5

    Default Re: xen, vmware and virtualization

    I have a similar question - just for kicks I'm trying to configure a PC that will act as our home server using and using three VMs to perform the various tasks. As I'm just playing I want to stick with free software, for now.

    Installing Xen from the 11.1 DVD, creating the VMs and getting them running all worked fine but no network connection with either full or paravirtualized VMs. The problem with Xen seems to be total lack of documentation or user base for problem solving. It's time to try VMWare Player as there seem to be an active community behind it and plenty have it working. I'm sure Xen works too, I just can't figure out how.

    Can anyone offer helpful links for Xen problem solving, words of advice for a newbie to VMs, and general guidance?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •