HeffeD

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I've been wanting to do some testing with VirtualBox.

Things like, how well does it load a VM that was created with VMWare, and how different do the same applications (or OS) run in the different virtual environments. The easiest way to do this would be a bit of a side-by-side comparison. Basically, open up a VM in one application and try some things, then open up an identical VM in the other application and try the same things.

I was just curious if anyone has had any experience with having the two applications installed on a host machine at the same time. I know they each set up a virtual network adapter, so I was wondering if the two may conflict, or if there are any configuration issues that I need to watch out for.
 

McLovin

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What I do is I have both installed and when I want to use Virtual Box for instance I turn off the VMware Network adapters and vice verser I turn off the Virtual Box network adapter when using VMware.
 

HeffeD

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Just an FYI in case anyone else is curious about this, I did as McLovin suggested and would turn off whichever network adapter I wasn't using when going back and forth between virtual environments.

Then I decided to see what would happen if I just left them both on. No problems whatsoever. :)
 

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I'm glad that it it didn't have any problems what so ever. Now that I know that some one has found that it does not conflict I could leave both of the network adapters.

Thanks HeffeD
 

bogdan

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Problems can appear if you run several virtual machines from virtualbox and VMWare at the same time, especially if you use Intel VT-x or AMD-V. But they can be installed in parallel. (According to the red warning here - virtualbox online manual)
 

HeffeD

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Thanks for that info, Bogdan!

I've never attempted to run a machine in each product at the same time, but I can see how that could cause problems.

I haven't had any issues with a parallel installation. :)