During the last six months, running a CentOS server as a guest in Virtualbox or VMware has been as common for me as running a web browser. This is because I’ve constantly been trying to streamline the server configuration and utilize new technologies or techniques attempting to get better performance or just make it easier [...]
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Finding professional screencasts, which cover the installation of an operating system in a virtual machine from the beginning to the end and also give emphasis to all the details that make the users happy, is still difficult. The following is a very well-made 12-minute screencast about the installation of OpenSolaris in VirtualBox. The whole video [...]
If all you need is a minimal OpenSolaris installation where you can play with the operating system and familiarize yourself with the Image Packaging System (IPS), the Service Management Facility (SMF), the basics of ZFS, networking and anything else you feel up to, you will probably find the ~270MB OpenSolaris OVF image in this post [...]
During the last months, I’ve been experimenting with Xen virtualization. An old computer, equipped with a Pentium III running at 700Mhz, 512MB of RAM and an 160GB IDE HDD runs four installations of my favorite Linux distribution, CentOS, one as a Dom0 and the other three as DomUs with 64MB of memory each.
Although I do not intend to run VMWare directly on a physical partition containing Windows any time soon, a recent discussion on a greek linux users group about the implications of such an experiment made me write a post about an article I stumbled upon today. The article author notes: VMWare is an incredibly useful [...]
I had missed it, but I am glad that it happened. The QEMU Accelerator kernel module, from version 1.3.0pre10, is being released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2.