Posted on 2009-05-14
I am learning about virtualization, but have a lot of questions.
I downloaded the free vm player, and downloaded a few virtual machines. What product would I need to get to run VMware in a sever environment where I can run multiple instance of Windows server.
Ideally how do you utilize virtualization to run servers&
It sounds like you need an underlying OS to run VMware on, and then run virtual machines on top of that? Is the underlying OS usually windows server, windows vista or xp, or linux.
How do things like IP addresses and hard drives work? Does each virtual machine get its own IP? Do you have to add any special network cards or anything?
Do the virtual machines each get an allocated chunk or hard drive? Is that all setup in the VMware program?
How do you create a new virtual machine? If I am going to have multiple virtual machines of windows server can I copy them as long as I buy the required licenses, or do you have to install each one. Can you legally download windows OS VMware images?