Linux VM on Windows 10

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by Starlight5, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Plur

    Plur Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not understanding completely what you're seeking.

    If you're just wanting to run a VM on the host machine I see no reason why you'd need to use vSphere.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @Plur I never used VMWare products, and their website is quite confusing. I don't know which exactly product of theirs is better suited for my task, but overall my google-fu shows VMWare is referred to as a leader in virtualization software.
     
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    Plur Notebook Consultant

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    Ah, makes sense, the whole virtualization environment can be quite confusing! In your case I think all that is required is VMWare Workstation Pro to create a virtual machine within your Windows OS.

    With ESXi and installing an OS on the ESXi you'd need to access it via the vSphere client and then console to view the GUI. It's really datacenter level virtualization where the GUI isn't so important.

    Hopefully I've helped a little :)
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    I second that. Its why I mentioned it to @Starlight5 in a previous post.
     
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  5. Plur

    Plur Notebook Consultant

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    :D Great minds think alike.

    I'm currently studying for my VCP6-DCV so was really happy to see a question like OPs on here!
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @jclausius @Vasudev @Plur thank you all. I corrected my first post. Got carried away with other stuff, so will be setting up the VM, like, now.

    @Plur so, battery-life wise, would you recommend Workstation Pro or Hyper-V?
     
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  7. Plur

    Plur Notebook Consultant

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    Hyper-V is a level 1 Hypervisor the same as ESXi.

    Stick with Workstation Pro :)
     
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  8. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    @Starlight5 Try the free version of VMware workstation player, if you liked it and need more features like easy snapshot and restore just buy the license and type it. No need to re-install current version.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    Went with Workstation Pro and Lubuntu so far. Battery life with it is terrible. )'= Any tips to improve it?
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Naturally battery life will suffer since you're taxing CPU, RAM and disk all the time. Considering installing TLP from Ubuntu store or use synaptic pkg mgr after adding TLP repo. Decrease VM swappiness from 80 to 10. Use this link https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/first-xubuntu
     
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