QEMU/VirtualBox inside the OpenVZ VM?

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  1. Mr. DOS

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    I'd like to run a Windows ShotFactory on my Debian VPS, and before I got started with it, I just wanted to pop in here and ask if anyone else has previously run a virtual machine inside their VPS and has advice, and also to double-check that it's an OK thing to do on x10.
     
  2. TechAsh

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    It may be theoretically possible, but I've never tried it, and personally wouldn't recommend it. You would be trying to run a Virtual Machine inside a Virtual Machine and I imagine you'll encounter many problems. I'm not even sure you'll be able to get virtualbox running properly as it required kernel modules to be installed on the host OS, which as I think the host kernel is shared with the VPS host, that will fail.

    I don't think there is anything against it in the TOS, so you are welcome to try it. But I don't think it'll work well if at all.
     
  3. Mr. DOS

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    You, sir, have effectively just issued me a challenge.

    I will report back! ;)
     
  4. toyowheelin

    toyowheelin Community Advocate Community Support

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    You might be better off running your app with wine.
     
  5. Mr. DOS

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    My app is IE7 ;)

    I've got a Windows Server 2003 instance successfully installed in QEMU. It's a little sluggish with only 128MB RAM, but at least it runs. Next step is to get networking functional.
     

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