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Shadowmeph April 9, 2012 11:33 AM

is there a way to run 50+ Virtual OS's at once ?
 
I am wondering if there is a way to launch 50 Virtualbox Operating systems with one script instead of having to click on every single virtual OS to start it up.
I have been searching around Off and on for a week and have not found a way to do this .

Perineum April 9, 2012 05:25 PM

batch file with a wait statement?

Nodscene April 9, 2012 05:34 PM

I believe VMWare allows you to do this but I have no clue on Virtualbox. Good luck.

Shadowmeph April 9, 2012 06:16 PM

I don't have a clue on how to make a bat file load up anything never mind a bunch of VMs . VMware allows you to do that , how ?

JD April 9, 2012 07:07 PM

If this is server-class hardware, you could run VMware ESXi or MS Hyper-V. Both are lightweight hypervisors designed specifically for hosting numerous VMs. Far more efficient than using VirtualBox.

And either product should support auto-startup with delays in between to prevent resource contention.

lcdguy April 11, 2012 08:42 AM

don't forget citrix zen server (or is it xen)

misterd April 11, 2012 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JD (Post 619242)
If this is server-class hardware, you could run VMware ESXi or MS Hyper-V. Both are lightweight hypervisors designed specifically for hosting numerous VMs. Far more efficient than using VirtualBox.

And either product should support auto-startup with delays in between to prevent resource contention.

ESXi does let you configure which Virtual Machines will auto start on boot with set priorities. I don't know about the Citrix equivalent as I didn't test it much.
Quote:

Originally Posted by lcdguy (Post 619724)
don't forget citrix zen server (or is it xen)

It's Xen but I pronounce it the way you spelled it.

doup93 April 30, 2012 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by misterd (Post 619762)
ESXi does let you configure which Virtual Machines will auto start on boot with set priorities. I don't know about the Citrix equivalent as I didn't test it much.

It's Xen but I pronounce it the way you spelled it.

Same feature applies to Hyper-V.

BlueByte April 30, 2012 08:10 PM

I have had bad luck testing Xen Server, I use other citrix products but vmware has the best vm platform in my opinion. Nice auto boot with delays and shut down with delays. I hope you have those 50 VMs hosted across a bunch of servers, 50 on one server even if its a quad socket is asking for trouble if this is production setup.

botat29 April 30, 2012 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueByte (Post 625340)
I hope you have those 50 VMs hosted across a bunch of servers, 50 on one server even if its a quad socket is asking for trouble if this is production setup.

I hope it's not production, the OP is using VirtualBox.


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