Multiple OS on a single VM RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to have multiple OS on a single VM? I want to use two window servers; therefore, do I need to buy two VMs or can I have both the servers on a single VM?

    Thank you!

    Ginni Atul Sharma

    Ginni Atul Sharma

    Friday, April 10, 2015 9:50 AM

All replies

  • Hello Ginni Atul Sharma.

    I think you'll have to run the two OSs on two separate VMs, mainly for performance and isolation reasons.


    Luigi Bruno

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:55 PM
  • I've not confirmed it but it should technically be possible providing the hardware allows for nested VMs. E.g. I run a Windows Phone emulator (VM) on Windows running on a VM running on MacOS. However, a server as a nested VM sounds like a bad idea since your host VM will need to separate out resources so it will have be an expensive VM in the first place and probably negate all other advantages.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:33 AM