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Virtual Iron – Xen based Virtual Machine solution

Monday, November 17th, 2008

NOTE – I am a disruptive user – I typically explore new(er) technology offerings in a manner that vendors might not prefer so please note that your mileage should vary, especially if you are a non-disruptive user… ūüôā

Xen?  I thought that Xen = Citrix?

Yes and no…¬†¬† The Citrix product line includes technologies developed/derived from the Xen Open Source project.¬†

Virtualbox tools – cloning images

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Start by creating your virtual machine image (including installing your OS of choice) – in my example this is Source.VDI.

Duplicating a virtual machine (VM) image with Virtualbox is simple but requires using the command line:

VBoxManage clonevdi  Source.VDI  New_clone.VDI

The time required to clone a VirtualBox image (VDI) is  dependant upon the size of the your VDI image and the processing power of your computer system.  The cloning process  creates

VMware under Fedora 8

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Since the VMware install under Fedora 9 was problematic and since there are other kernel related problems (random seg-faults with Fedora 9) I decided to try VMware under Fedora 8 ( The now familiar install process went smoothly. In less than 10 minutes the install was completed, and the VMs created under Vista were installed and ready for use.

VMware under Fedora 9 (not)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

It should be noted that VMware Server 2.0 does NOT explicitly list Fedora as a supported OS for VMware Server 2.0; while the install seemed to be ‘normal’, I could not get all of the required processes to run and I could not logon to the web console. I also could not locate any error messages pointing me to a solution.

Sharing application data via VirtualBox (Vista/Linux)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

After flipping between Vista (64 bit) and Fedora 8/9 I find that:

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