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About Oracle VM Virtual Box
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About Oracle VM Virtual Box

I want some opinions about Oracle's Virtual Box.
Is it stable enough for creating a couple (maybe 1-2 more) vm's for personal use, in a server environment? Does it hang alot or is mature? Is it a recourse hole or can it handle good enough the vm's on it?
Those vm's will be used for activities like streaming video, hosting a couple of sites, ftping etc. VirtualBox will be setup in a 4 cores server with 8GB mem.
I have not been ever used it in a server, just in my home pc for testing some os. I just installed it today to play a little with and I am impressed with the easines of creating vm's, setting up the specs of the virtual machine, configuring the NAT port forwarders etc.


  • Awmusic12635Awmusic12635 Member, Provider

    i have never had an issue with virtual box

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  • virtualbox is mature enough, i dont see any reason you cant use it on a server

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  • @Awmusic12635 @namhuy Thanks, guys!
    That's what I thought, in the last couple of days playing with it in the server. It seem mutch more mature and easy to handle that other virt systems out there and i was wonder why it don't have enough praise for a personal server in the LET comminity.

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited August 2015

    I use it since many years, i was looking for an OS alternative to VMWare.
    The only thing I didnt like is the lack of an easy way to run VMs headless, something like VMWare server, with a web console, I went back to vmware when they launched server 2.0 which was free.
    It is not as stable as vmware, during the years it happened a few times to have "aborted" VMs without a known cause, but few and far between.

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  • Yes it is enough for you to create personal VM for testing stuffs on it but i will not suggest to use this on any production server. To use on your own desktop would be great

  • doghouchdoghouch Member
    edited August 2015

    @Awmusic12635 said:
    i have never had an issue with virtual box

    It's great for going to survey/virus-filled websites. If/when the machine gets infected, I simply reload my ISO and load my custom image (Win7 with Google Chrome). In the end, I can safely say "it's all good" knowing that any harmful programs wouldn't reach my actual files.

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