VMware

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Travis, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Travis

    Travis Guest

    Is vmware worth the cost? I'm looking to buying VMware Workstation 4 to use for taking tests and mirroring my work environment. What about VMware ESX Server? Is that worth it? Computers at home are too old to support up and coming OS's :-(

    Thanks

    -Travis

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    Travis, Feb 16, 2004
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  2. On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:57:55 -0500, "Travis" <>
    wrote:

    >Is vmware worth the cost? I'm looking to buying VMware Workstation 4 to use for taking tests and mirroring my work environment. What about VMware ESX Server? Is that worth it? Computers at home are too old to support up and coming OS's :-(
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >-Travis

    I love VMWare and despite having a free legal copy of MS's clone
    product that I havent bothered installing yet.

    VMWare workstation is good enough for most things if you use a
    combination of Bridging and internal ip addressing.

    Its great provided you have a reasonable processor say Duron 1600 or
    faster (ideally a 2 Gig or more processor) with a good amount of RAM
    say 2GB.

    DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT though, go download a 30 day trial and see
    for your self.

    Aint used GSX Server yet...


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    Marlin Munrow, Feb 16, 2004
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  3. Travis

    Rowdy Yates Guest

    Marlin Munrow <> wrote in
    news::

    > On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:57:55 -0500, "Travis" <>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >>-Travis

    > I love VMWare and despite having a free legal copy of MS's clone
    > product that I havent bothered installing yet.
    >


    are you talkin about MS virtual pc? many of the kids on here are raving
    about it. apparently it kicks ass. i haven't had a chance to try it yet.
    been too busy.

    :)


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    Rowdy Yates, Feb 16, 2004
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  4. Travis

    |{evin Guest

    On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:12:10 -0800, Rowdy Yates
    <> wrote:

    >Marlin Munrow <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:57:55 -0500, "Travis" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>-Travis

    >> I love VMWare and despite having a free legal copy of MS's clone
    >> product that I havent bothered installing yet.
    >>

    >
    >are you talkin about MS virtual pc? many of the kids on here are raving
    >about it. apparently it kicks ass. i haven't had a chance to try it yet.
    >been too busy.
    >
    >:)


    The Connectrix version _does_ kick ass. I've not yet used the new and
    improved MS version, but I've heard they removed VNC support... If
    that's the case, I won't be looking into it any further.
     
    |{evin, Feb 17, 2004
    #4
  5. Been using MS Virtual PC for 20 days now and its perfect.
    I have some issues with the low amount of video ram but other than
    that its great training tool. You need LOTS of memory.

    "Marlin Munrow" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:57:55 -0500, "Travis" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Is vmware worth the cost? I'm looking to buying VMware Workstation 4 to

    use for taking tests and mirroring my work environment. What about VMware
    ESX Server? Is that worth it? Computers at home are too old to support up
    and coming OS's :-(
    > >
    > >Thanks
    > >
    > >-Travis

    > I love VMWare and despite having a free legal copy of MS's clone
    > product that I havent bothered installing yet.
    >
    > VMWare workstation is good enough for most things if you use a
    > combination of Bridging and internal ip addressing.
    >
    > Its great provided you have a reasonable processor say Duron 1600 or
    > faster (ideally a 2 Gig or more processor) with a good amount of RAM
    > say 2GB.
    >
    > DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT though, go download a 30 day trial and see
    > for your self.
    >
    > Aint used GSX Server yet...
    >
    >
    > ================================
    > My Hero:
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/30/index.html
    > (remove vroomfondle to email me)
    > ================================
     
    Nettransplant, Feb 17, 2004
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  6. On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:12:10 -0800, Rowdy Yates
    <> wrote:

    >Marlin Munrow <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:57:55 -0500, "Travis" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>-Travis

    >> I love VMWare and despite having a free legal copy of MS's clone
    >> product that I havent bothered installing yet.
    >>

    >
    >are you talkin about MS virtual pc? many of the kids on here are raving
    >about it. apparently it kicks ass. i haven't had a chance to try it yet.
    >been too busy.
    >
    >:)

    Sure am...

    Old habits die hard.

    Might take a saturday morning out and who knows may be a Connectix
    convert yet ;o) (Unlikely tho)
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    Marlin Munrow, Feb 17, 2004
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  7. Travis

    Hutchcal Guest

    Are you running Server 2003 on MS VirtualPC??
     
    Hutchcal, Feb 17, 2004
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  8. Travis

    shagaasatay Guest

    Server 2003 on Virtual PC rocks ... buy it now.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Are you running Server 2003 on MS VirtualPC??
    >.
    >
     
    shagaasatay, Feb 17, 2004
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  9. Travis

    Travis Guest

    Well we are running multiple platforms from NT Server to 2003 Server to
    Netware 6 to Linux and W2k and XP. So VMware seems to be the better choice
    for me...

    Although I will still check out Virtual PC though...

    Thanks

    -Travis


    "shagaasatay" <> wrote in message
    news:1112001c3f564$1bb4bbf0$...
    > Server 2003 on Virtual PC rocks ... buy it now.
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >Are you running Server 2003 on MS VirtualPC??
    > >.
    > >
     
    Travis, Feb 17, 2004
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  10. Travis

    Rowdy Yates Guest

    "Travis" <> wrote in news:uGmt5XW9DHA.2856
    @TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl:

    > Well we are running multiple platforms from NT Server to 2003 Server to
    > Netware 6 to Linux and W2k and XP. So VMware seems to be the better

    choice
    > for me...
    >
    > Although I will still check out Virtual PC though...
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > -Travis
    >


    i got into a strange debate over this with some doofus here, over what it
    supports and doesn't support. looks like it does support linux based on a
    web site thats not run by the vendor, microsoft in this case. i never
    bother to follow up.


    :)


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    Rowdy Yates, Feb 17, 2004
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  11. Travis

    |{evin Guest

    On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 07:21:57 -0800, Rowdy Yates
    <> wrote:

    >"Travis" <> wrote in news:uGmt5XW9DHA.2856
    >@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Well we are running multiple platforms from NT Server to 2003 Server to
    >> Netware 6 to Linux and W2k and XP. So VMware seems to be the better

    >choice
    >> for me...
    >>
    >> Although I will still check out Virtual PC though...
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> -Travis
    >>

    >
    >i got into a strange debate over this with some doofus here, over what it
    >supports and doesn't support. looks like it does support linux based on a
    >web site thats not run by the vendor, microsoft in this case. i never
    >bother to follow up.
    >
    >
    >:)


    I can confirm that it does.. I'm running RedHat 9 in it.
     
    |{evin, Feb 18, 2004
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  12. Travis

    Chris Miles Guest

    On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:29:23 +0000, |{evin wrote:

    > On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 07:21:57 -0800, Rowdy Yates
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>"Travis" <> wrote in news:uGmt5XW9DHA.2856
    >>@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl:
    >>
    >>> Well we are running multiple platforms from NT Server to 2003 Server to
    >>> Netware 6 to Linux and W2k and XP. So VMware seems to be the better

    >>choice
    >>> for me...
    >>>
    >>> Although I will still check out Virtual PC though...
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> -Travis
    >>>

    >>
    >>i got into a strange debate over this with some doofus here, over what it
    >>supports and doesn't support. looks like it does support linux based on a
    >>web site thats not run by the vendor, microsoft in this case. i never
    >>bother to follow up.
    >>
    >>
    >>:)

    >
    > I can confirm that it does.. I'm running RedHat 9 in it.

    How about OS/2 (as it did before MS took it over)
     
    Chris Miles, Mar 1, 2004
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  13. Travis

    Paul Lynch Guest

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 11:59:16 +0000, Chris Miles
    <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:29:23 +0000, |{evin wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 07:21:57 -0800, Rowdy Yates
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Travis" <> wrote in news:uGmt5XW9DHA.2856
    >>>@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl:
    >>>
    >>>> Well we are running multiple platforms from NT Server to 2003 Server to
    >>>> Netware 6 to Linux and W2k and XP. So VMware seems to be the better
    >>>choice
    >>>> for me...
    >>>>
    >>>> Although I will still check out Virtual PC though...
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> -Travis
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>i got into a strange debate over this with some doofus here, over what it
    >>>supports and doesn't support. looks like it does support linux based on a
    >>>web site thats not run by the vendor, microsoft in this case. i never
    >>>bother to follow up.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>:)

    >>
    >> I can confirm that it does.. I'm running RedHat 9 in it.

    >How about OS/2 (as it did before MS took it over)


    Yup, OS2 is supported in VPC 2004


    Regards,

    Paul Lynch
    MCSE
     
    Paul Lynch, Mar 1, 2004
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