[windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines

  • From: "Tim Mangan" <tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 09:42:47 -0600

                Your host vm (or hypervisor) should be 64 bit so you can have 
more than 4GB of usable ram in the box.  Plus these chips have all that 
hardware support for VMs to speed things up.  Running 32bit VMs does make the 
most sense.

Tim Mangan
Founder, TMurgent Technologies
tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx (+1)781.492.0403 

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Subject: [windows2000] 32-bit virtual machines
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                                Hi list,

                                My winter project this year is to rebuild my 
home network.  I'm upgrading to a WS2003 domain from Windows 2000 (or I may 
venture into 2008 depending on when that comes out).  I'm going to make use of 
virtualization as much as possible and anticipate having five or six VMs.  I'm 
not a big fan of 64 bit OSes, so I want to run all 32 bit ones.  When I build 
the machine that will host all the virtual machines, I'll want to get as much 
processing power as I can reasonably afford.  It seems, however, that all the 
hardcore processors these days are 64 bit.  Will this matter?  Will I just be 
wasting money buying a 64 bit processor for all 32 bit OSes?  Aside from the 
"you should run 64 bit OSes" responses, any thoughts on this?

                                Thanks


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