In a recent post, I talked about how I am looking for a hypervisor or something to run my VM’s on with local console access.
Based on the comments I am looking on perhaps reloading my laptop to Ubuntu or some other lower resource consuming host. However I have a large requirement for Virtual Machines.
Here is what I am looking for and would love some help/direction:
- Lightweight: VMWare Workstation seems pretty heavy resource wise
- Ability to have more then one snapshot: Most of my VM’s have several snapshots based on what I am demoing
- Graphical/Console Access
The VM’s that I need to run are:
- Windows 7: I know VMWare Workstation 7 allows for full Aero, is there another VMWare System that does this?
- Windows XP – Might not be needed
- Red Hat Server
- At least 3 Windows Server VMs
I’ve posted previously on setting up my laptop to dual boot between Kubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 but have run into one snag, I don’t know enough to fix.
As an aside, I ran into a lot of problems with the program I needed for work running in 64-bit version, so I am working reloading to 32-bit.
What I would like to do if possible, is to share my home directory between the two boxes. Part of the reason is I use an XP VM and shared folders to work on files in Office 2007 and outside of the XP VM and connect via shared folders.
So my /home/jonathan/Documents folder is configured as a shared folder on VM and then I can write statements of work, and utilize other work related apps, and then if I was sharing my home, I could access the same files whether I am running RHEL or Kubuntu.
Is it just as simple as creating /home in a seperate paritition and using the same username on RHEL and Kubuntu? Or is there some magical voodoo I need to do?
Hope this makes sense
I have a Dell Latitude E6500 that I currently dual boot RHEL 5 and Kubuntu 9.04. I have one small problem. The Dell hasa a Intel Wifi Link 5100 card in it that works fine in Kubuntu, however I cannot get it to work at all in RHEL5. lspci shows the card is there, but cannot get to even find my wireless access point to connect. Wired works fine, but in my study I don’t have any wired connections.
Any hints on what I’m doing wrong? Pretty new to RHEL so I might be missing some easy.