Running VMWare Server inside Parallels?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by jsolderitsch, May 25, 2006.

  1. jsolderitsch

    jsolderitsch

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    I wonder if anyone has downloaded the beta VMWare server product and installed inside Parallels guest OS -- like Windows XP/SP2?

    I need to do some experimentation and I figure before I try, I would see if anyone has tried this in the past?

    If VMWare server is workable, then I wonder about creating a VMWare virtual machine to run inside the server?

    There are so-called appliance VMWare VMs that come preconfigured -- e.g Red Hat Enterprise 3 with BEA Weblogic pre-installed that I may try to install into the server.

    I wonder if the magic of running XP inside Parallels, then running VMWare server inside the XP guest, and then running VMWare VM inside of that is possible?

    Unless I here others failed at this, I may give it a go.

    Jim
     
  2. 1010011010

    1010011010

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    Nested VMs are unlikely to work. If you do try it, be sure to report back.
     
  3. ivel

    ivel

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    Well i got VMWare to run inside of XP inside of Parallels.

    Here is a screenshot of it:
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    -Levi
     
  4. ricka

    ricka Bit Poster

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    That is some freaky stuff dude.

    --Rick
     
  5. jsolderitsch

    jsolderitsch

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    Hey,

    Thanks for the confirmation.

    I just downloaded the VMware player and an "appliance" VMware container supposedly containg Red Hat Enterprise Linux (3 I think) with Weblogic pre-installed.

    I plan to have a go at that soon.

    Jim
     
  6. 1010011010

    1010011010

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    Sweet

    That's pretty sweet. How is the performance of the nested VMWare session? Have you tried running more than one inside Parallels?
     

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