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Looking for a different hypervisor - 6.Oct.2010 9:52:48 AM   


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I have a few virtual machines that run full time on my Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V "workstation". Currently I use Hyper-V because these VM's are 64bit operating systems.

But, I really don't want to use Windows 2008 server anymore as my primary workstation. I'm a developer and I want to use Windows 7 instead.

This presents me with a problem... I can't find a free hypervisor (Microsoft, VMWare, VirtualBox) that supports running VM's in the background (as a service) and runs on (or under) a Windows 7 host.

Microsoft hypervisors (all of them except for Hyper-V) do not support 64bit VM's, and Hyper-V is not available on Windows 7.

VMWare's free server product will not install on Windows 7.

VirtualBox will not run (natively) as a service and requires a logged in session to be able to "run" a VM.

I don't care if it's a type 1 or type 2 hypervisor, are there any options out there for me?

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RE: Looking for a different hypervisor - 11.Oct.2010 8:50:21 AM   
Scott Lowe


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Bill -

This one's a stumper... it sounds like you've looked through the available free options.

Are you open to a non-free option?


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