Monday, September 11, 2006

the 5th reason for virtualization

I just noticed that I have only 4 out of 5 reasons for liking virtualization .

Today a friend Vinod encountered some difficulty while installing Ubuntu on VMware server. The problem maybe related to his cd burner.

He has the ISO file. He burned it on CD and was trying to install it on a virtual machine.

I told him that he could skip burning the cd and just configure the virtual machine to read the ISO file ! :-)

That's my reason No. 5. It's easy to install a new operating system, you don't need to burn a CD , just change the settings for the virtual machine to read from the ISO file.