[CentOS] Best way to virtualize Windows XP on Centos

Thu Feb 20 10:04:52 UTC 2014
Giles Coochey <giles at coochey.net>

On 19/02/2014 23:09, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 02/19/2014 05:05 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 4:31 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>>> On 2/19/2014 2:25 PM, Les Mikesell 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 that limit was rescinded in August.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 run, on Centos 6.5, a headless Virtualbox system with phpVirtualbox 
which runs:

17 Centos 6.5 Systems
1 Windows 7 System
1 FreeBSD System

Works a treat, the hardware is a dual Quad core Xeon system with 96GB of 
RAM. Not had any problems with CPU over-subscription.


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