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Re: Fedora 10 Virtualization Question



On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 3:30 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
<pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Christopher A. Williams
> <chriswfedora cawllc com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 12:12 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>>> I want to install Fedora 10 as a host OS on a system that has an Intel
>>> P9500 processor, which provides Intel Virtualization Technology and
>>> Intel 64. I want to use the virtualization features in Fedora 10 to
>>> create Windows XP and Windows Vista virtual machines, with equal or
>>> better performance than what VMWare can do. I also want to be able to
>>> back up the virtual machines I create to an external device so that I
>>> can use them in other boxes.
>>>
>>> Is this possible?
>>
>> Short answer: Yes
>>
>> As a practical matter, install the virtualization package groups (KVM
>> and its accompanying tools). We can split hairs about if it is faster
>> than VMware workstation, but pragmatically speaking, it will definitely
>> pass the "good enough" test.
>>
>> VMware Workstation on Fedora has its own quirks, but is definitely more
>> mature than KVM, and it also is easier to migrate VMs to other VMware
>> environments using it.
>>
>> That said, KVM definitely rocks in its own right.
>
> I'd just like to put in a word for VirtualBox, which has worked, for
> me when I couldn't get the current version of VMwareWorkstation to
> compile its modules correctly. I also find it more lightweight than
> VMW, but that may be largely a matter of perception.
>
> poc

+1 for VirtualBox here. I installed the latest version from
virtualbox.org (rpm for F9) and it's working fine in F10. Virtualbox
can also use vmdk's from VMWare, however I'm not sure about virtual
hardware differences, but it can read the file...

Richard


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