[K12OSN] teaching kids sys admin with VM's

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 18:09:42 UTC 2008

On 1/18/08, Rob Owens <rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com> wrote:
> How about this.  You create a virtual machine for each student, and you
> own them.  Create a bridged interface on the host machine for each
> virtual machine, and let the students ssh into them.

If I was only going to allow ssh access I would probably use OpenVZ.

> I'd also like to recommend you try VirtualBox.  I've been using it on
> Debian with great success.  Its interface looks like VMware, but it was
> a quicker installation than VMware (last time I tried VMware, anyway).
> There is an open source version that is not crippled in any serious way.
>   The debian package is virtualbox-ose.

I have tried Virtualbox. I really like it (seems lighter than VMware)
but I have heard that it does not scale as well when using many
virtual machines as vmware. Plus, I'm not sure if it has the remote
console that vmware has.

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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