[CentOS] Best way to virtualize Windows XP on Centos

Wed Feb 19 23:20:29 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 5:09 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>>>> When I got a server with too much RAM for the free version of ESXi
>>> that limit was rescinded in August.    ESXI 5.5 is now free for
>>> unlimited memory.  about the only restriction is max 8 CPU cores per VM.
>> Figures... I think I built those in June or so.   Anyway, while the
>> VMware console client is somewhat slicker I don't see any functional
>> reason to change back - KVM runs them just the same.
> I ran (in my previous job) four Windows 2008 server VMs, two Windows XP
> VMs, and one Windows 7 VM on KVM with CentOS-5.x as the base OS.  I did
> not have any major issues .. but I did not try to do things like USB
> connections, etc.

I think the disk image formats are even fairly portable now.  I've
also run vmdk images under Virtualbox on a Mac host and VMware Player
(no surprise there) on a Windows host and even an old parallels hdd
image on Virtualbox.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com