This weeks question of the week come from these two questions:
One of them asked by Graham Clark, and the other is a self post by myself. This prompted me to do a more formal review of Microsoft’s Hyper-V for Windows 8.
What is Hyper-V for Windows 8?
Hyper-V for Windows 8 is really called Client Hyper-V. It’s similar in many aspects to the Microsoft Server’s Hyper-V (2008 and the upcoming 2012). What’s different about Client Hyper-V is that it was customized to fit the portable environments, such as laptops, that developer’s find themselves in. What does Hyper-V do?
In brief, Hyper-V lets you run more than one 32-bit or 64-bit x86 operating system at the same time on the same computer. Instead of working directly with the computer’s hardware, the operating systems run inside of a virtual machine (VM).
It’s time for our Question of the Week. This time, Jacob Hayden asked:
While this sounds like a very subjective question, it gained quite some attention. Our long-term user William Hilsum added a great answer, explaining what virtualization even is, and how it became so useful these days.
I have often had to answer questions on setting up advanced networking with VirtualBox. The most common ones are along the lines of:
and others of a similar ilk.
Well, let’s delve into the mysteries of VirtualBox’s networking (and networking in general) to unravel the secrets behind setting it all up right.
VirtualBox has 4 basic types of network available: