vmware implimentation.

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I am considering replacing a dualboot with a virtualization type setup, and running Linux and Windows through vmware.
Does anyone have any experiences to share with this before I attempt this configuration?
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VirtualPC 2004 see:
usuarios.lycos.es/hernandp/articles/vpcvs.html
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You have to remember that virtual PC's tend to be extremely slow.
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What about VMware specifically? Any uses in the server enviornment where hardware considerations aren't 'really' an issue?
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We presently have a customer who required a windows application (ack). We run that windows instance in a vmware session, on a linux box.

It should be noted we did this not only for the added security benefit, but also a more efficient use of system resources, system recovery and ease of access.

There is nothing -- save for standard linux type things -- running in the linux instance, that are linux related. (That is to say, the vmware instance is the major user of system resources).

To date we have been quite happy with this, however I am not sure your situation is the same. You intend to use system resources in both VM's, which could cause problems in allocation of said resources. I should also mention that some MS products do not play well with VM's -- such as MSSQL. MS's SQL server must be run natively... whole heaps of problems, none of which are immediately visible, happen if you try to run that in a VM. You may want to ensure your product, (app) can run without error in a VM first, else the point is moot.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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