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    Networking Final Year Project Based on Virtualization

    Hey guys! Nice to be on the forums

    Well anyway, I have my final year project which I am starting to write up and I was just wondering if you guys could possibly point out any critisms' with the aspect of the work

    The premise of the project will be

    -One PC runnig Ubuntu
    -Ubuntu running VMWare Player & Win4Lin (Or any other virtualization software which is better, do you have any reccomendations?)
    -The virual machine running XP and running a few programs and benchmarking the XP virtual machine to test performance
    -Benchmarking Ubuntu to see how it runs with the different virtual machines
    -Analysising results and drawing up a plan for a hypothetic situation where a network admin has a certain amount of machines running Ubuntu and he/she needs to run a windows virtual machine, and then providing the best out come

    Do you think I can make the project better in any places? Which places do you think are good?

    Also, which of the virtualization tools do you think are better? I was advised on VMWare Player and Win4Lin, do you think that these are the best?

    Thanks for all advise, I really appreciate this

    -Emeka

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    Re: Networking Final Year Project Based on Virtualization

    -One PC runnig Ubuntu
    : D
    -Ubuntu running VMWare Player & Win4Lin (Or any other virtualization software which is better, do you have any reccomendations?)
    I would not use VMware player as my virtualization tool, Use VirtualBox OSE (open source edition) or just VirtualBox (labeled PUEL (Public User End License) (I think))

    -The virual machine running XP and running a few programs and benchmarking the XP virtual machine to test performance
    VirtualBox... fastest emulation I have come across.

    -Benchmarking Ubuntu to see how it runs with the different virtual machines
    ubuntu is fast, I dont think there are benchmarking tools though.

    -Analysising results and drawing up a plan for a hypothetic situation where a network admin has a certain amount of machines running Ubuntu and he/she needs to run a windows virtual machine, and then providing the best out come.
    How about a school teacher that deals with Adobe Photoshop and needs the speed of a regular workstation, but the school uses Ubuntu for its Host OS, because of the overall cost/security. So a Virtual machine is needed to run Adobe Photoshop (which is what i use my virtual machine for)

    Do you think I can make the project better in any places? Which places do you think are good?
    Hard to say, I dont know what class you are taking.

    Also, which of the virtualization tools do you think are better? I was advised on VMWare Player and Win4Lin, do you think that these are the best?
    win4Lin = slow, Vmware player=limited. Again, I would use VirtualBox over anything else right now, that or VMware workstation.

    Thanks for all advise, I really appreciate this
    Anytime
    Last edited by Delvien; November 4th, 2007 at 12:48 PM.
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    Re: Networking Final Year Project Based on Virtualization

    Thank you very much for the reply! I will hopefully keep this thread updated with results etc

    I would use VirtualBox over anything else right now, that or VMware workstation.
    That could be a possible thing that I test. In a series of tests:

    Which O/S operates better with a VM

    -Two different Linux o/s (Ubuntu vs Fedora/SUse) with Virtualbox & VMWare running XP to see which O/S virtualises better. Or would the difference be so minimal that it would not be useful testing?

    Find which VM is faster/more reliant

    -Virtual Box vs VMware Workstation (One one o/s [The quickest one out of the test after analysis])

    Then

    Which is more worthwhile, a stand alone program virtualiser (WINE) or an o/s VM (Hopefully it wont be as straight forward as WINE winning)

    -Wine vs Virtual Box/VMware Player (Depending which one runs fastest. I want to test Wine for multiple windows/applications to see whether it holds up against one whole VM o/s)

    Thanks for the input on the Photoshop part too, as that was an idea that I was looking for!

    *edit

    Who knows about the licensing on VMWare Player and XP. For example:

    VMWare Problem
    -One workstation > Then installing VMWare W/S on Ubuntu, and then installing it on a new HD running SuSe for example. Would it still work with the same license key?

    XP Problem
    -With the two virtual Machines running, installing it on VMWare & Virtual Box on Ubuntu.
    -Then on VMWare & Virtual Box on Suse/Fedora. Will the same license key be OK?

    Thanks indeed
    Last edited by Mechanized_Infantry; November 5th, 2007 at 12:01 PM.

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    Re: Networking Final Year Project Based on Virtualization

    Since Wine runs applications not OS/s im afraid its two different genre's so to speak.

    It would be a bad comparison because over all, the VM's would win. Wine is for running applications IN linux, not running Windows IN linux to run applications.

    I hope to see more about your project : )
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    Re: Networking Final Year Project Based on Virtualization

    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanized_Infantry View Post
    XP Problem
    -With the two virtual Machines running, installing it on VMWare & Virtual Box on Ubuntu.
    -Then on VMWare & Virtual Box on Suse/Fedora. Will the same license key be OK?

    Thanks indeed
    Ummm, cannot legally be done, because you must have 1 license per 1 install.

    Not saying it its not possible, just illegal.
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