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Old 07-12-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-12-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 07-12-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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virtualbox

google 'virtualbox'
 
Old 07-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 02:09 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 02:44 PM   #7
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You can also try qemu, kvm
 
Old 07-12-2007, 03:35 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 07:04 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 07-13-2007, 09:07 AM   #10
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Yeah, vmware-server worked for me perfectly. Strange, why it is free though, turns out you only need to pay for support nice...
 
Old 07-13-2007, 05:33 PM   #11
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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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