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Old 06-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Question Installing a VM in WIndows 7, within which installing a virtual redhat server.


Hello,
I am UNIX user for the last 15 years, I finally decided to work for RHCSA and RHCE certificates. However, I am having doubt on what is the best way to install a VM environment on my laptop(running Windows 7) within which I can install a virtual redhat server. The second question is where do I download RHEL6 'iso' files and/or get the CDs/DVDs to install the redhat virtual server.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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Hi there,

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I am UNIX user for the last 15 years, I finally decided to work for RHCSA and RHCE certificates. However, I am having doubt on what is the best way to install a VM environment on my laptop(running Windows 7) within which I can install a virtual redhat server.
if you're that intimate with unixoid systems - why don't you have some Unix/Linux derivative on your notebook and plague yourself with Windows instead?
Anyway, AFAIK some variants of Windows 7 include MS VirtualPC, which is Microsoft's own virtualization software. If yours doesn't, I'd vote for VirtualBox, which is available for Windows and for Linux, so you can exchange your VMs between different host systems.

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Linux is not supported as guest OS on VirtualPC, so I wouldn't recommend that. Virtualbox is a nice choice, easy to handle and powerful.

Regarding downloading Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not free, you have to pay for it. If you don't want to pay I would recommend to use CentOS instead, it is RHEL re-compiled without the branding/copyrighted stuff. It will be sufficient for learning for RHCE/RHCSA.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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Linux is not supported as guest OS on VirtualPC
it isn't? So VirtualPC is not a full-blown virtualization solution, but restricted to Windows clients?
I didn't know that. Okay, then my feeble hint for VirtualPC is nonsense.

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Virtualbox is a nice choice, easy to handle and powerful.
Definitely is. I've used it for running Linux on a Windows host as well as vice-versa.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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VirtualPC can run Linux guests, but it is not supported, so you will not get those convenient functions like you would get with Virtualbox Guest Additions (shared folders, mouse/keyboard integrations, custom resolutions/fullscreen, ...).
 
  


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