Need recommendation for virtualization ...

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by TEN, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. TEN

    TEN MDL Novice

    Feb 12, 2008
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    Hi,

    i am planning to move my Windows Server installation to a virtual machine.

    Now i need you recommendation to choose the right way, because there are a few things which should achieved.

    First: The Virtualization Host Software should be availible on Windows, Linux and MacOS.
    Second: If, in the future, i have to move to another host-pc the guest-pc (Windows) should stay avtivated.
    Third: If the guest-bios can be modifyed to contain a SLIC-Table this would be very fine.
    Fourth: The physical devices connected to the physical USB-Ports should be used within the virtual-pc.

    BTW: What tool would you recommend to transfer the the physical harddisk to a virtual one?

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    Greetings TEN
     
  2. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

    Apr 30, 2015
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    I use VMWARE..
     
  3. c6p0

    c6p0 MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2010
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    VMWare is well known
    Hyper-V is not bad but limited to Windows World
    Your visualization Software will provide a tool to create a copy of disk (P2V / Physical to Virtual)
     
  4. TEN

    TEN MDL Novice

    Feb 12, 2008
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    Thanks for answering !

    As mentioned before, i am quite busy at the moment - so unfortunately the migration has to wait another 2 weeks before i can start :( .

    But to be clear - do either VMWare (BTW: which Product/Version) or VirtualBox fulfill the point 2 - 4?

    Thanks in advance for your answers!

    Greetings

    TEN
     
  5. Zot

    Zot MDL Novice

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    My preferred desktop virtualization software VMware ones. Better 3D accellaration on guest OS (specially Windows guests).
    I have experiences with VMware Workstation, Vmware Fusion, Parallels for Mac, VirtualBox, Hyper-V on Linux, Mac, Windows.
    All your requirements are achievable on both VMware Workstation (Mac version Fusion) and Virtualbox, I think.
    Free or Non-Free ?