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Virtual Machine inside a Virtual Machine

By uppulurivasu ·
Hello Guys,

I have been searching for a answer on this concept. The following in the concept explained can you kindly let me know the pros and cons with this concept.
CONCEPT: Machine A (Intel Core2Duo 2.4 Ghz with Intel VT, 4 GB DDR2 RAM @ 667Mhz FSB, 250 GB SATA HDD) installed with VMWare Workstation 6.0, there is a Windows 2003 Virtual machine (VM) running on VMWare Workstation. Is it possible to install Virtual PC (or) Virtual Server (or) VMWare Server (or) VMWare Workstation on the VM running on VMware workstation running on Machine A.

If its possible what are the possible bottlenecks in the implication and how many VM's can be run on the VM running on Machine A, if its not possible can you please let me know what needs to be done and which software support this technology.

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Not trying to be disrespectful...

by normhaga In reply to Virtual Machine inside a ...

but, you are asking others to do your work for you. While I am investigating this issue for my own purposes, on my own time. It is the research that I have to do. You should do the same and then you could answer a question that will take hours, if not 100's of hours to resolve.

As to how many VM's you can use, it depends on how finely you want to divide your system clock time and how much ram you can install or support or afford.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Virtual Machine inside a ...

Why would you want to create a virtual machine as a guest under the 2003 guest vm, instead of creating it as a guest under the VMWare Workstation host?

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by normhaga In reply to Why?

I can not answer for the guy above that requested someone else do his work for him. As for myself, I am looking for security problems related to VM's in and outside of the native OS. I am also looking for translation difficulties between OS's. I have had a few tests get away (become out of control of anything but the off switch). In he future it may be very likely that someone will run several VM's as servers inside some OS. It depends on where the core race goes. It may be better to be able to answer the question before it arises.

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Infinite regression

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Why?

Why is this starting to sound like a <i><a href="">turtles all the way down</a></i> thing?

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by The Listed 'G MAN' In reply to Virtual Machine inside a ...

the guy who coupled two charged UPS systems together.

I sure he knows a thing or two about implications now.

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Its related to nested virtualization

by uppulurivasu In reply to Ask


Sorry If I have bothered you much, I was just exploring the possibilities.
I just asked a question which could lead to infinite possibilities for tomorrows world. Please remember great achievements with small ideas.

Sorry you guys again.


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You didn't bother me

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Its related to nested vir ...

But, now I'm trying to think of a reason to try this. :)

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