Can Virtual PC and Virtual Server Run On the Same Host At The Same Time?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by saberman, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. saberman

    saberman Guest

    I am setting up a development/test machine running Vista Ultimate. I would
    like to run a few virtual XP Pro machines and one or two virtual servers.
    The virtual XP Pro machines require Virtual PC. The virtual servers require
    Virtual Server. Can the two virtual systems run on the same host at the
    same time?
    saberman, Oct 2, 2008
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  2. saberman

    Marek Chmel Guest

    Yes its possible, to run VPC and VS together, i have this config on my
    Vista system.

    Marek Chmel, Oct 2, 2008
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  3. Yes, no problems at all. However, if you try to run other VM software
    (VBox, VMWare) you'll need to disable hardware virtualization in one
    of them if you want to run them concurrently.
    Steve Jain [MVP], Oct 2, 2008
  4. saberman

    Bo Berglund Guest

    They do co-operate. I have a VS server running 24/7 on my PC, and I
    can start and use both VPC2007 and VMWare Workstation regardless of
    the VS machine in the background.

    What you should be aware of is that every guest running will need its
    chunk of the host system resources like RAM and this can be the
    limiting factor on how many you can run simultaneously.
    A typical guest needs say 500 Mb RAM and if you have a 2 Gb system you
    can only run two guests since the Vista host requires 1 Gb all by
    Bo Berglund, Oct 2, 2008
  5. saberman

    saberman Guest

    Thanks for the heads up. I am only running the VMs to do testing so each
    one have very little installed (other than the OS). I have one testing just
    a VPN and it works fine with the 128MB minimum. I assume the typical guest
    you are referring to is actually being used by an end user to do a verity of
    tasks. What is nice is since the VMs have almost no hardware defined they
    restart in seconds. Of course I haven't installed Virtual Server and the
    machines that will run on it -- I expect they will not be quite as peppy.
    saberman, Oct 3, 2008
  6. saberman

    saberman Guest

    No -- this is just Virtual PC and Virtual Server.
    saberman, Oct 3, 2008
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