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I have 3 computers running on windows XP and I use them as servers I like the setup I have and everything is working perfectly fine. my question, is it possible to buy a computer with more ram and bigger hard drive and setup (3 windows xp) and use virtual machine in each with its own LAN card.. would this work the same way as I have it now or should I stay with the 3 computers.. I am trying to have more space here and maybe save a few bucks in electricity..
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What are you running for the host system?
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Yes this is possible using VMware Workstation VMware Player Oracle Virtual box or Windows 8 Pro and Hyper-V
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yes I heard good things about Oracle Virtual.. so that means that I can have the exact same setup ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Yes, build or purchase a PC with memory equal to, or more than what you have with 3 x Windows XP machines + approx 2GB.

So an PC with 64 bit OS, would be a good start, Core i5 or i7 processor.

Install Oracle Virtualbox, on your PC, and create 3 x Windows XP VMs.

Oracle Virtualbox 4.0 [FREE]
http://www.virtualbox.org/

VMware Player 6.0 Free Download [FREE]
http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer/

VMware Workstation 10.0 (60 day trial, $199) [EVALUATION]
www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

That why we use virtualisation, to reduce running costs, electricity, networking.
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