Using VMs for Routing VPNs and Tor: Host Machine Setup

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mirimir, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. addi6584

    addi6584 Registered Member

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    id run vbox before Xen

    for the purposes of this thread, you can run whatever you want as the resources needed are peanuts compared to whats required in an enterprise environment.
     
  2. DasFox

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    Well since I was asking about VMware ESXi vs Xen and you mention VB, I take it that means you'd rather stoop to Type 2 instead of Xen, like a bit of sarcasm here? :p

    Are there any other Type 1 for free, or even open sourced? Oracle VM looks decent...

    By the way can ESXi be installed to it's own partition, or does it just install to the entire drive? I'm dual boot at the moment, so to test this, I'd like to be able to just install it on one of the partitions...

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    proxmox is probably the closest thing you'll get to a standalone environment that is 100% opensource.

    i have no idea about ESXi on a separate partition as all instances of ESXi here are on dedicated servers. I'm not sure if there is an option to partition the disc on installation even, i just dont remember. im sure youtube has a bunch of videos demonstrating installation.
     
  4. DasFox

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    Well no ESXi for me at the moment, not detecting my NIC, which is Atheros for eth0 & wlan0...


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  5. mirimir

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    ESXi pretty much only runs on server-class hardware.
     
  6. DasFox

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    proxmox, I like that it's open, but you have to access it web based?
     
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    http://www.vm-help.com/index.html for esxi hardware stuff

    yes on proxmox, havent tried it yet so not sure how well it runs.

    for NICs should only be running intel boards anyway but double check w the whitebox page

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106123
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106015
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106014

    intel works w virtually any OS out of the box and will get better performance than any onboard nic built into the mobo

    see https://calomel.org/network_performance.html as to why. this is similar situation as with software based RAID
     
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  8. DasFox

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    I'm playing with VMware Workstartion 8 and Windows 7 runs a lot nicer as a guest on it then VirtualBox for me and I've noticed it's not using as much ram, so I'm a bit impressed with it at the moment...
     
  9. mirimir

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    Yes, VirtualBox guest additions doesn't yet have all the hooks for Windows 7. I run Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 on ESXi, and they're fine. Generally, VirtualBox seems best with Linux VMs on Linux hosts, and VMware seems best with Windows VMs. Windows XP seems fine on VirtualBox, though.
     
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