Which VM manager should I choose for multiple VM instances on Windows
I'm relatively new to virtualization on Windows, as I mainly used Virtualbox and LXC on Ubuntu and VMware Fusion on Mac (but always for professional purposes, never on my own)
I now want to start virtualization on my own computer, to try out things and to experiment !
So i'm asking for you which tool should I choose. I want to stay on a free option for now (so no VMware pro), I want to run multiples VM (I'm learning HAproxy so i need multiple VM to try it, so no VMware player)
My computer is running on Windows 10, he is modern (i7/24 Go for RAM) so a solution that uses massive ressources should not be a problem. From what i seen, Virtualbox seems functionnal, but back in my days (2012) it was bugged/laggy, is it better now ?
I seen that Hyper-V, windows integrated tool for VM, seems great, but can I run multiple instances easily ? Can it run debian-based OS greatly ?
What I am seeking is something as close as possible from VMware Fusion, which is perfect thing (multiple VM, fast switching, all VM on same subnet)
And another question : I want to create a VM to work like a sandbox one, where I could open suspicious files or go on websites that I don't trust. At this game, which VM tool is the one which offer the most isolation ? I'm thinking about VMware player but i'm not so sure, what's your thought about it ?
Thanks for your help guys :)
submitted by Hydrazounet
Docker on a VMware Fusion Mac? Workflow?
I know the standard stack for Docker on Mac uses Oracle VM Virtualbox, and I know from experience that VirtualBox and Fusion on the same physical Mac is a recipe for disaster. I've still one development Mac with Fusion on it, that I really need to use Docker on.
How do I get Docker up and happy on a VMware Fusion-hosting Mac? What tools would substitute for boot2docker and friends? Can anybody point me to documentation on tooling, workflows, and so on? Or do I need to simply bite the bullet, nuke the disk from orbit and install a VMware-free system?
Thanks for any leads.
submitted by jdickey