Virtualbox Is Still The Best

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Oracle VM Virtualbox is still the best piece of virtualization software because it is the most configurable.  VMware, based on what I have experienced doesn’t nearly have as many options that Virtualbox has.   I know that VMware has the option to run programs on the desktop as if they where their own programs but virtualbox still beats them.  They have a wide variety of networking options, they have just recently added an option call “NAT network” which is basically like a DMZ on demand, you create NAT networks in the preferences menu and you can enable or disable dhcp so if you are planing to have a virtual dhcp server,  you can do that and you won’t have to worry about messing up you host network. The nice thing with this is that you can still access the internet with this.  Some of the other things you can do in virtualbox is mount your usb devices,  you can create tons of virtual hard drive, they give you tons of options for this, you can either use; VDI, VMDK, VHD, HDD, etc.  Unfortuatly they do not support the new vhdx format but hopefully someday they will add that.  I just gave you a a list of a few of the best features in virtualbox and I really hope this helps you.


Joe Lunsford

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  1. Jeff Newman July 31, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    VMware Workstation has always supported NAT as well as private and bridged networks. You should probably try it out before making claims against it.

    Microsoft, VMware and Citrix (Citrix was arguably first) all offer the ability to remotely view and operate Windows applications seamlessly on the desktop. VMware and Citrix can present Windows apps on the Mac as well. Citrix can do it on mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tables. (See RemoteApp, Horizon View 6, VMware Fusion, XenApp and XenDesktop.)

    “Best” is a relative term. And making boasts that one piece of virtualization software is “the best” without taking into consideration the purpose in mind is, as best, shortsighted.

    Try virtualizing 1,000 servers in Virtualbox in a high availability/fault tolerant environment. How about 6,000 desktop VMs? We do it in VMware vSphere with nary a second thought.

    Explore what’s out there and you might just reconsider what you’ve decided is “best.”

    • Joe Lunsford July 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      I’m referring to virtualbox latest option called “nat network”. And I was never making claims against anything.

  2. Networking Sarasota July 31, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    In use VirtualBox and VMWare and there are certain items and software that just doesn’t run well in VirtualBox such as Pitney Bowes. It runs fine I’m Hyper-V and VMWare but doesn’t run well I’m VirtualBox.

    I still use VirtualBox first despite the issues I have seen but I would not say its the best. I would +1 Jeff’s comment.

    Wayne Leiser, IT Director

  3. Networking Sarasota August 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Moderators, please make it so we can edit our comments. When typing on a phone the autocorrect changes the words to other things and we cannot go back and correct them after we submit especially when they are mistakes at 1am and you catch them afterwards.

    Wayne Leiser, IT Director

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