Welcome to the New openSUSE Virtualization Forum! This forum was created to provide a place where problems and solutions to using Virtual Machine software can be exchanged between our many openSUSE users. We in particular are interested in providing assistance in setting up a VM in a openSUSE host computer or the running of openSUSE as a guest as a VM. While there are many VM products out there, lets look at those that can be freely installed into openSUSE which include but are not limited to:
**Main Page - KVM
**Documents - KVM](http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Documents)
[size=4]Virtualization with KVM
[size=4]Welcome to xen.org, home of the Xen[/size]
Xen Documentation Support](http://xen.org/support/documentation.html)
And here a great article from swerdna on VirtualBox: Install the Sun/Oracle VirtualBox in openSUSE 11.4, 12.1 or Tumbleweed
**AUTOMATICALLY recompile the VBOX drivers when you update your kernel: automatically-recompile-kernel-modules-after-kernel-update
[/size]**Use the VirtualBox VM to load LiveCD’s: vboxlive-running-live-cds-vbox-disk-less-vms
**You can use this repository to get the latest version of VirtualBox: Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox_backports
Open this link and find the right one for your version of openSUSE and then Add into YaST / Software / Software Repositories
[size=4]VMware Virtualization Software for Desktops, Servers & Virtual Machines for Public and Private Cloud Solutions
** [size=4]Great How To Article Here:[/size] Installing VMWARE PLayer in openSUSE 12.1**
[/size]****You can use this repository to get the latest version of VMWare Player: Index of /repositories/Virtualization:/VMware
Open this link and find the right one for your version of openSUSE and then Add into YaST / Software / Software Repositories**
According to the Wiki on the subject, here is the definition of Virtualization:**
Virtualization, in computing, is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as a hardware platform, operating system, a storage device or network resources.Virtualization can be viewed as part of an overall trend in enterprise IT that includes autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on perceived activity, and utility computing, in which computer processing power is seen as a utility that clients can pay for only as needed. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving scalability and work loads.
If you have an issue with any VM while using openSUSE, please, we want to hear about your problem. If you are a VM user, we ask that you drop by this forum and provide all the help that you can. Include lots of suggestions and it OK to mention what VM you are using. If you want other VM’s added to this welcome, just let me know what and why.
This is YOUR forum to help YOU in using a VM with openSUSE.