Horizon FLEX drives amazing hypervisors
Type 2 hypervisors are cool.
If you’re looking at the ones in Horizon FLEX then you should know that the core technology is the same as in vSphere – the solution that powers many of the world’s most in-demand and high performance data centers.
Why should you care about that? Because it means that the care and attention to detail that drives billions of seamless internet transactions every day is available to work for you should you need to run Windows on your Mac, Linux on your Windows, or just about any combination there of.
In this demo I thought I’d be crazy and see how far I could push it. While it certainly wasn’t without its scary moments, I hit no walls, encountered no unrecoverable errors, and barely even caused the iMac’s fan to spin.
The only reason I stopped at 25 was that it was taking too much time to build all those operating systems – I have a day job according to my boss.
Here’s the 25 nested OS’s you can see in the video running ALL AT THE SAME TIME on a late-2014 27” iMac with 32Gb RAM, 4GHz Intel i7.
- OS/X 10.10 Yosemite OS/X 10.11 El Capitan
- OS/X 10.9 Mavericks
- OS/X 10.8 Mountain Lion
- OS/X 10.7 Lion
- OS/X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server
- OS/X 10.5 Leopard Server
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Debian 8.1 (Jessie)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.1 (maipo)
- openSUSE 13.2 (harlequin)
- Fedora 22
- Zorin OS 9 (trusty)
- Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
- Windows 8.1 Enterprise N
- Windows 7 Enterprise N
- Windows NT 4 SP6
- Windows XP SP2
- Windows Vista Business
- Windows 2000 SP2
- Windows 98
- Windows 95
- Windows 3.1
- OS/2 Warp v4
- Android 4.4.2 (kitkat)
Clearly, if you try this yourself don’t phone support. They’ll be impressed but I doubt they’ll help you. This was fun. I wonder what I can do next?
Thanks for watching.