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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Uses for VMware

okay this was a comment for OSnews.com but since I haven't posted today you guys get to read it. Its a list of all the ways I have used VMware in the past or currently.

- Run multiple OSes without a reboot, good to try out the latest kernel.
- Test out applications and configurations.
- Access 32 or 64 bit apps that normally would require a reboot.
- Test out new features in the kernel, Raid, Firewall, LVM.
- Code kernel modules or Systemtap scripts without worrying about brining down your system.
- Faster to setup than chroot and jails
- Containment of security breaches and applications
- Allow you to investigate possible viruses.
- Windows for the kids so they can have all there favorite plug-ins.
- Solaris on top of Linux without having to deal with hardware capability.
- Test cluster applications
- Easy way to get access to any operating system remotely
- Transferring data from other filesystems.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the slowest possible way to run an operating system? :)

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slow ? Try VirtualPC. Even though I do find the VMWare Server just released to be a little slow.

10:02 AM  
Blogger jamesd_wi said...

qemu brings new meaning to slow as well. try it on a sparc box emulating x86 and its like 3 hours to boot the OS.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why I love zones :)

11:12 PM  

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