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I want to setup a Virtual lab on my MAC osx machine.


about 3-4 windows operating systems.

Whats the best method - install vmware and then run the operating systems inside it?

or is there a better method?
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You've got a few options:-

you can install the following applications on your native Mac OS X.

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

Parallels Desktop 9
http://www.parallels.com/uk/products/desktop/

VMware Fusion
http://www.vmware.com/uk/products/fusion

I actually use both Fusion and Parallels (this performs better!)

and then create virtual machines for your lab.
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I'd install VMware Fusion 6 and then install the OSes. If you install once and patch the VM and then sysprep it you can then copy the vm a number times, and save yourself a lot of time.

Your other options are Parallels or Virtualbox.

Also it would be worth considering if a differencing disk is possible with any of the above products to save on disk space.

Hope this helps.

Carl

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MacOSX requires 2GB RAM
Each windows expects same
If you have 10+GB you are fine, if not - go shopping...
Since virtualbox is free - try it first, it can also convert between all other virtual image formats in case you want to move away.
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