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Fordor 07-12-2007 08:45 AM

Open Source Virtual Machine?
 
Hi,

Can anyone help me with providing some links to open source / free virtual machine software, that can be configured from command-line only. I have tried XEN from novell, but it requires a GUI, which is kind of odd. I need it to be able to run on a dedicated server, so I am reluctant to installing the xserver there.

Thanks

briealeida 07-12-2007 08:48 AM

Have you tried VMWare all from the command line? Not sure but I think it can be done.

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/do...tup_linux.html

Fordor 07-12-2007 08:50 AM

But vmware isn't free. I would like to try and use something free and buy only as a last resort. For paid software I know virtuozzo is used a lot on servers.

fitzov 07-12-2007 01:21 PM

virtualbox
 
google 'virtualbox'

farslayer 07-12-2007 01:31 PM

vmware workstation, server, player, converter are all free to download and use..

but they are not open Source software. they are however the most likely VM solution you will run into in a corporate environment.

Fordor 07-12-2007 02:09 PM

hmm, but isn't virtualbox GUI only? I have tried installing it on my macbook and it doesn't seem to have any command line tools, or am I wrong?

vmware seems to have a web-interface for the server, so it looks promising, I will try it.

Thanks for the answers.

r0b0 07-12-2007 02:44 PM

You can also try qemu, kvm

fitzov 07-12-2007 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fordor
hmm, but isn't virtualbox GUI only? I have tried installing it on my macbook and it doesn't seem to have any command line tools, or am I wrong?

vmware seems to have a web-interface for the server, so it looks promising, I will try it.

Thanks for the answers.

See user manual.

farslayer 07-12-2007 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fordor

vmware seems to have a web-interface for the server, so it looks promising, I will try it.

You can also install the vmware-server on one machine, and then install the vmware-server-client on your workstation that has a gui and use it to access and manage the virtual machines remotely. and yes theres always the web client as well.

Fordor 07-13-2007 09:07 AM

Yeah, vmware-server worked for me perfectly. Strange, why it is free though, turns out you only need to pay for support :) nice...

farslayer 07-13-2007 05:33 PM

It's like the old days of Anti-Virus and web browsers... you give away the basic version people get used to it, then when it comes time to buy a more advanced version fo the corporation people are more likely to recommend something they have used.. at least that's my take on it.


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