RE: Virtual Machines

From: Matt Keys 
I ran into an issue with win7 64 as a kvm vm on ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I
couldn't get it to load/recognize the virtio storage drivers. 2008 r2 and xp
sp3 worked fine with defaults though. I spoke with a few SuSE kernel
engineers last week about kvm in the enterprise. One was pretty outspoken
against it being enterprise ready, citing an example "ever try to configure
a serial console to a kvm vm? xen just works but kvm is a different story".
I haven't tried anything like that (haven't had a need to) with it but
otherwise it's worked really well for me.



From: []
On Behalf Of Average SecurityGuy
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Virtual Machines


I have used VMware workstation on Linux with no problem but it is expensive.

I am currently using Ubuntu 11.04 with Virtualbox and I routinely run
Windows7 x64 and two BT5 instances with no problems.

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM, John Aldrich  wrote:

So, now that I've got Xubuntu installed, I thought I might try virtualizing
Windows under linux on this laptop. Any suggestions for the best way to do
this? I'm running X64 Linux, so I could probably either run 32-bit or 64-bit
Windows. Is there a preference for virtualizing Windows under Linux or is
this another religious war? :D