[windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:40:43 +0100

Figured something like that.
 
Another track; if you run the windows-VMs in a CLI-only linux system, would
the only access to them be over say RDP? 

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From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Coffman - Info From
Data Corp.
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 6:33 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines


Sorin,
 
Real world, you will no doubt have more RAM for your VMs and since the host
isn't running a GUI the overhead is less.  What that amounts to in real world
performance gains may be slight, but if you don't require Windows, why pay for
the license when all you are getting is more overhead?  
 
If you are running other things on the Windows host, I wouldn't bother taking
the time to reverse them.  Short term, it wouldn't be worth the effort.
 
 
 
- Bob
 
 

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From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:57 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines


I run VMWare on a windows host and have several linux-VMs installed and
running in there for testing. You mean it should be better the other way
around for best performance with the VMs?

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From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Coffman - Info From
Data Corp.
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:09 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines


Ray,
 
Get the 64bit - at some point you may change your mind on being all 32bit.
 
If I were to design your _VM appliance_ to balance cost/performance, I would
get a single dual-core CPU and as much RAM as you would need to run the OSs
you want + extra for overhead and future growth.  And if you are going to run
VMWare Server, use a pared down Linux (Centos is a good choice) as the host OS
(ie no GUI).  

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