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What's the best/easier way to make a VM machine

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a server that I want to run multiple VMs on, what is the best OS to do this on??? And if it's not obvious how to do it on it, how do I???

VMs I wanna run

Windows 10 pro

2-3 Ubuntu Server VMs

and a couple others

 


The owner of "too many" computers, called

The Lord of all Toasters (1920X 1080ti 32GB)

The Toasted Controller (i5 4670, R9 380, 24GB)

The Semi Portable Toastie machine (i7 3612QM (was an i3) intel HD 4000 16GB)'

Bread and Butter Pudding (i7 7700HQ, 1050ti, 16GB)

Pinoutbutter Sandwhich (raspberry pi 3 B)

The Portable Slice of Bread (N270, HAHAHA, 2GB)

Muffinator (C2D E6600, Geforce 8400, 6GB, 8X2TB HDD)

Toastbuster (WIP, should be cool)

loaf and let dough (A printer that doesn't print black ink)

The Cheese Toastie (C2D (of some sort), GTX 760, 3GB, win XP gaming machine)

The Toaster (C2D, intel HD, 4GB, 2X1TB NAS)

Matter of Loaf and death (some old shitty AMD laptop)

windybread (4X E5470, intel HD, 32GB ECC) (use coming soon, maybe)

And more, several more

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It doesn't matter, just use a good hypervisor like vmware or virtualbox.


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Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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VMware ESXi 6.5 is really good, though I don’t know how much RAM, CPU Cores and OSs you can run on the free version


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Me, I just like to use libvirt (it uses qemu+kvm as its backend) under Linux -- it's free, performant and works damn well, and has no restrictions on the amount of CPUs, RAM, OSes, disks or anything like that that you can use. It doesn't provide a fancy web-based frontend for creating and managing VMs, though, only a desktop app and a CLI-interface.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry for the delay I had some unexpected shit on

 

On 7/22/2018 at 6:23 PM, Sauron said:

It doesn't matter, just use a good hypervisor like vmware or virtualbox.

Ok I think this is the best solution for my problem running on ubuntu. Do you have a preference between the two if yes, why???


The owner of "too many" computers, called

The Lord of all Toasters (1920X 1080ti 32GB)

The Toasted Controller (i5 4670, R9 380, 24GB)

The Semi Portable Toastie machine (i7 3612QM (was an i3) intel HD 4000 16GB)'

Bread and Butter Pudding (i7 7700HQ, 1050ti, 16GB)

Pinoutbutter Sandwhich (raspberry pi 3 B)

The Portable Slice of Bread (N270, HAHAHA, 2GB)

Muffinator (C2D E6600, Geforce 8400, 6GB, 8X2TB HDD)

Toastbuster (WIP, should be cool)

loaf and let dough (A printer that doesn't print black ink)

The Cheese Toastie (C2D (of some sort), GTX 760, 3GB, win XP gaming machine)

The Toaster (C2D, intel HD, 4GB, 2X1TB NAS)

Matter of Loaf and death (some old shitty AMD laptop)

windybread (4X E5470, intel HD, 32GB ECC) (use coming soon, maybe)

And more, several more

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4 minutes ago, grimreeper132 said:

Sorry for the delay I had some unexpected shit on

 

Ok I think this is the best solution for my problem running on ubuntu. Do you have a preference between the two if yes, why???

Virtualbox is open source, vmware is not and some features are exclusive to the paid version. On the other hand vmware tends to perform a bit better in terms of graphics.


...is there a question here? ?

sudo chmod -R 000 /*

What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux Sharing folders over the internet using SSH Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sauron said:

Virtualbox is open source, vmware is not and some features are exclusive to the paid version. On the other hand vmware tends to perform a bit better in terms of graphics.

I think VMWare is the one to go with, but only once I have fixed issues with linux desktop (e.g. not being able to run VNCServer or system Monitor, but dealing with them tomorrow)


The owner of "too many" computers, called

The Lord of all Toasters (1920X 1080ti 32GB)

The Toasted Controller (i5 4670, R9 380, 24GB)

The Semi Portable Toastie machine (i7 3612QM (was an i3) intel HD 4000 16GB)'

Bread and Butter Pudding (i7 7700HQ, 1050ti, 16GB)

Pinoutbutter Sandwhich (raspberry pi 3 B)

The Portable Slice of Bread (N270, HAHAHA, 2GB)

Muffinator (C2D E6600, Geforce 8400, 6GB, 8X2TB HDD)

Toastbuster (WIP, should be cool)

loaf and let dough (A printer that doesn't print black ink)

The Cheese Toastie (C2D (of some sort), GTX 760, 3GB, win XP gaming machine)

The Toaster (C2D, intel HD, 4GB, 2X1TB NAS)

Matter of Loaf and death (some old shitty AMD laptop)

windybread (4X E5470, intel HD, 32GB ECC) (use coming soon, maybe)

And more, several more

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On 7/23/2018 at 5:31 AM, TheLaserCucumber said:

VMware ESXi 6.5 is really good, though I don’t know how much RAM, CPU Cores and OSs you can run on the free version

ESXi 6.0+ free, the only hardware restrictions is 2 physical CPU's, and a max of 8 vCPU's assigned per VM. No restriction on OS' or number of VM's. 


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9 hours ago, grimreeper132 said:

Sorry for the delay I had some unexpected shit on

 

Ok I think this is the best solution for my problem running on ubuntu. Do you have a preference between the two if yes, why???

if your on ubuntu use kvm, its just a easy install and works well and its the most intergrated into linux, and has all the features you could need.

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If you run Windows 8/10 Pro or higher you can also install Hyper-V (for free!) for creating and running Virtual Machines. Hyper-V runs faster then VMWare Workstation thanks to the type of Hypervisor being used, but networking is a bit of a b*tch if you don't have two NIC's in your host machine.

 

Otherwise you could use Virtualbox or some of the other suggestions

 

 

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19 hours ago, JaimeAOC said:

If you run Windows 8/10 Pro or higher you can also install Hyper-V (for free!) for creating and running Virtual Machines. Hyper-V runs faster then VMWare Workstation thanks to the type of Hypervisor being used, but networking is a bit of a b*tch if you don't have two NIC's in your host machine.

 

Otherwise you could use Virtualbox or some of the other suggestions

 

 

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There is also a Hyper-V OS that you can install for free. The catch is that I think realistically you need another windows PC to manage it. But it is completely free, no limits, no trial. Just free.

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