Fri, Dec 23 2005 14:56
Vmware versus VPC
I've been building some virtual boxes lately for testing purposes and I gotta say that first off I'm more comfortable with Vmware than VPC. I'm a subscriber to the VMWare subscriber bundle and have used the Vmware virtualization products longer. But due to some issues I had where Vmware was not liking the version of a DVD encoder program, I downloaded VPC to try that. Now either I set up something wrong, but the installing and loading of the operating system on VPC versus VMware is vastly different in my experience. VMware was nearly like a real machine install with an average of about 2.5 hours... whereas Virtual PC... I swear it sat at 9 minutes to go for about an hour.
After I got the security update for VMware and the update for the DVD encoder software, VMware worked a lot better and I'm back to that platform to build my virtual machine. Once you build an image, I'd make sure you back it up and snap an image so that you can reuse it without having to go through the hours of building that server.
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