VMware Workstation 6.5: The Best of Virtualization (Second Part)

This is the second part of this Article. If you have not read the first part you might want to check it out: VMware Workstation 6.5: The Best of Virtualization (first part)

After installing Workstation 6.5, we had it operating and running in just a few minutes. On it, we can install a wide variety of Windows and Linux systems, both 32- and 64-bit ones. Anyone who is familiar with creating virtual machines will have this done in no time.

The “Easy Install” feature is simply amazing and easy to use. Upon beginning to create your virtual machine, you will be asked to choose between specifying an ISO image or inserting the original installation CD/DVD. Workstation 6.5 will recognize the operating system and will ask you for details about the license and name, in order to ease the installation process. After the installation, the “Easy Install” function will automatically run the VMware Tools installer to get the guest system ready almost immediately. Even though this is particularly useful for Windows systems, “Easy Install” also helps a lot in the installation of a Linux system, such as the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

Furthermore, “Unity” is a really useful feature, which allows virtual machines applications to be used on the desktop of a real system in a more interactive way.… Read More

VMware Workstation 6.5: The Best of Virtualization

VMware’s latest version of its PC and laptop virtualization tool continues to bring success to developers and advanced users.

Other manufacturers following in VMware’s footsteps are Sun Microsystems with VirtualBox and, to a lesser extent, Microsoft with its Virtual PC.

VMware Workstation 6.5 is a unique tool used to create and run a wide variety of virtual machines on conventional PCs offers some of the best configuration and administration tools.

The latest version of VMware Workstation is an ideal tool for developers, advanced users working with multiple platforms, and anyone who needs to simulate a network of computers on a single PC. The e-Week Laboratory tested the different versions of VMware Workstation, and 6.5 got our “Analyst Choice” prize for its performance.

But unlike previous years, the new version, costing nearly € 160 per license, now has serious competition. VirtualBox by Sun Microsystems surprised many with its functionality—a free alternative that runs on both Windows and Linux systems. Parallels Workstation is also a great alternative that costs almost half as much. Microsoft offers Virtual PC, although this product is at a slightly lower level than the other alternatives.

The new version has been available since early October 2008 and contains big improvements like the new integrated desktop “Unity”; an “Easy Install” function that allows unattended installation of the guest operating system; management of encrypted virtual machines with ACE (Assured Computing Environment), and tools for Pocket ACE.… Read More

VMware Fusion is a must for Mac Users

Boot camp was a great commer to the Mac, but that when it first came. VMware Fusion was a turning point for Mac users. I believe most of Mac users who found out about VMware Fusion has thrown their boot camp away and moved to VMware Fusion. If you still using Boot camp then consider watching the below video, and I know you will be on your way to the Fusion!!!!!!


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Apple virtualization will allow Mac OS X Server on its machines…

Parallels Desktop … Apple has for long refused to cover its operating systems in virtualization. But today it seems that it has changed its mind.

Indeed, Apple is about to propose a special license with Leopard, which would allow you to install a copy of Mac OS X Server on a machine and then install additional copies of Mac OS X Server on the same machine . Of Course, you will have to get licenses for each copy installed…

One could therefore assume that it will be possible thanks to Parallels and VMWare to run Mac OS X in a virtual machine.

For the moment the license authorizes the virtualization of Mac OS X operating system only on machines certified by Apple…… Read More

VMX Builder for VMware Player

Are you wondering how to create VMware Configuration Files for VMware Player, Then read below:

Sanbarrow.com has a simple configurator for VMware configuration files.

With Sanbarrow batch script it is very fast and easy to create a new configuration file for use in VMware player.

You can find more details here: Sanbarrow.com VMX BuilderRead More

Solaris 10 (x86) under VmWare

I have this question often when talking about VMware. IS Solaris 10 available under VMware. Yes Solaris 10 (X86) is feasible under VMware, though it is not too spread yet.

Solaris10 X86 on VMware

(Solaris 10 X86 Running on VMware)

If you desire to Install Solaris 10 (X86) on VMware all you need is:

* VMware (Any Edition)

* 4 images of Solaris 10 (x86) CDs (Total: ~ 1.4 GB)

* ~ 4 hours time (installation)

* ~ 4GB HD space on the host system in a small installation

* Good Unix knowledge

* VMware Virtual Machine settings: 256MB RAM, virtual HD = 8GB, networking = Bridge

That all required,

Sun Solaris 10 Booting Inside Windows Vista on Vmware Workstaion 6 Everything Working Video!

Enjoy the ride,

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