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

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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?
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