[CentOS] Advice sought: Virtual Win7 on Centos 6.2

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Sat Jan 7 01:37:19 UTC 2012

On 01/06/2012 07:35 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 01/06/2012 04:28 PM, Digimer wrote:
>> On 01/06/2012 05:17 PM, david wrote:
>>> Folks
>>> I have a new laptop running Centos 6.2 64-bit.  I'd like to put a 
>>> virtual machine running Windows 7 (licensed), with full audio/video 
>>> functions, and good response.  Which virtual system would you 
>>> recommend?  I can think of KVM, or VirtualBox, or ...?
>>> The "good response" requirement pretty much excludes a web-style 
>>> video presentation.
>>> Opinions solicited.
>>> David Kurn
>> I have great performance with KVM running windows guests using the
>> virtio storage drivers. Below is how I do it (on clusters, normally, but
>> should be easy to adapt for a single-machine host):
>> https://alteeve.com/w/2-Node_Red_Hat_KVM_Cluster_Tutorial#Provisioning_vm0004-ms
> I would second using KVM via virt-manager, shifting to the virtio driver
> for disk (you can also use the virtio net driver), and using spice (and
> spicy) instead of KVM to connect to the KVM machine.  All sound works
> fine with spice, and the video is also quite nice.  I did an article on
> the Wiki for spice:

Should have said spice instead of VNC not KVM    :D

> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Spice-libvirt
> Here are articles on how to use the virtio disk and network devices:
> http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/redhat-54-windows-virtio-drivers-part-2-block-drivers
> http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/tip-how-setup-windows-guest-paravirtual-network-drivers

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