troubleshooting Question

Can i run a virtual server on my server and use the other network ports, or does that require black magic?

Avatar of somewhereinafrica
somewhereinafricaFlag for Haiti asked on
Windows Server 2008Virtualization
14 Comments4 Solutions253 ViewsLast Modified:
I have one big ol' server with quad core processor, RAID 5 and all that which makes it a powerfull (enough) server.

I now need to run 'Untangle' which is a linux based gateway software that basically needs its own machine to do what it does.

here's my thinking:

I only use 1 of the 4 network connections on my server, and have plenty of capacity to use.
Could I install 'Untangle' on a virtual machine on my server, and tell it to use two of the network ports without screwing up anything on the server (which acts DC, DNS, DHCP and file server).

Is it possible?
Would one of the free virtual machine softwares do the trick?
Mohamed ElManakhly
Infrastructure Team Leader

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 4 Answers and 14 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 4 Answers and 14 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros