[Gllug] Bits of virtualisation
David L Neil
GLLUG at GetAroundToIt.co.uk
Wed Dec 28 20:44:50 UTC 2011
Should I load the 64-bit offering or in practice might the 32-bit option
Calling for virt-expertise please.
I have purchased two ex-lease VT-x desktops with a view to gaining some
hands-on experience of KVM and maybe 'private cloud'. Simultaneously I
have discovered that I must install Virtual Box on my Thinkpad as a
prerequisite of a course commencing next month (distributing envs in
disk image containers?).
lscpu tells me the machines are all 64-bit capable and possess
virtualisation h/w. Thus logic directs me to install 64-bit options.
However might it be better to stick with the 32-bit choice in the same
way that historically one might do similarly to avoid browser and
audio-visual issues or lesser-complete software? (for example GetFirefox
recommends that I install the 32-bit FF on the Thinkpad's
- yes, I could make different choices in the two cases...
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