minimal OS for VM, or ???

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  1. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Member

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    #1 smallhagrid, Dec 5, 2013
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    This was posted in 2013...lots of time has passed & things MUST have changed by now ??

    My quest=>
    I want to have a single PC that is used only by me for running VMs of several OSes (no server technology desired).
    My main OSes are Ubuntu Mate, an Android VM and a couple of older windows versions.
    (I have less than zero interest in any windows product that came after XP...for any usage or reason.)

    Does anyone have some pointers on how to make something like this happen ??

    I have now posted a properly titled query for 2017 !!
    (https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/72649-minimal-simplest-type-1-hypervisor)

    Thanks.
     
  2. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Member

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    #3 smallhagrid, Dec 5, 2013
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    hmmm...

    Thanks for replying helpfully Jackmonter5.
    The vSphere Hypervisor esxi pretty much seems like it does what I asked about.

    I looked further into it and find that it is not a very simple solution & its info seems rather vague.
    Perhaps there are other ways to do this or a simple procedure for getting that, but I have not found such info ??
     
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    smallhagrid MDL Member

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    #4 smallhagrid, Jan 2, 2017
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    I updated the OP after looking around some more and couldn't change the title to match, so I'm starting a new thread with the improved title.

    Thanks.
     
  4. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    I would say 8GB Ram or more depending how many memory ram each VM guest OS you going run.. and Big hard drive like 500GB or more.. fastest CPU with muilti cores.. 4 cores or more is recommended.. Also, Check your hardware see if your bios Support Virtual VD Support.. Good luck!
     
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    #6 smallhagrid, Jan 3, 2017
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    Thanks. The above reply is curious indeed.

    I'm only asking about software here;
    The hardware is really no problem in this matter as I have good, new stuff just waiting for me to get it set up.
     
  6. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    I can see your change to the subject.

    I will be following this thread as I'm looking for the same thing as you. I've tried using a host OS with VMs, but if the host needs to reboot for whatever reason, there go all your VMs along with it. I also tried vSphere and decided against it (though right now I can't remember why o_O ) (old age). :D

    Edit: Nope, looks like you just edited the OP, not the thread title.
     
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