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31. Re: RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB. Dec 13, 2017, 22:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 13:07:
Thanks for all of the info. I need to take some time and wrap my head around it I think. I think where I'm mentally stuck is how the physical resources are allocated between the VMs. Like if I passthru my GPU to the Windows VM, I assume that means I need another card or iGPU type thing for Linux?

That would be correct. However, if all you're doing in Linux is web surfing, email, etc then an iGPU is more than sufficient these days.

Verno wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 13:07:
Can I share a single monitor between them or do I need 2?

You can indeed. Just use different inputs like HDMI and DisplayPort or whatever connections you have. Just switch between them on your monitor of choice. I use my primary monitor and just switch from HDMI to DP.


Verno wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 13:07:
I want a Linux VM as well for programming and hosting my home server crap. Same thing with storage, it sounds like I should really just put them both on separate SSDs.

If the SSD is big enough, you can put them on the same SSD without issue. Hell, I've got six active VMs on my SSD that I use for my home directory without issue.

Verno wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 13:07:
Then I need a physical KVM or Synergy to control it all. What do I even bridge, just the networking and input devices? At that point I guess I'm wondering why am I not just building two systems?

You need neither a KVM or Synergy to control it. If you choose to use KVM (which is not a Keyboard-Video-Mouse switch but, rather, stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) ala Fedora, Red Hat or CentOS, you would simply use Virtual Machine Manager and it would provide you with console access to the VM. Whether that console was a GUI or a CLI would be up to your configuration.

Because you don't need two systems. You really don't. You're right now thinking about this like a VM is a real machine and they are far from that. Let me give you an example:

I have six active VMs running on my current workstation. Even though I only have a quad core Xeon and 64GB of memory, I have told each virtual machine that it "has" 4 cores and 8GB of memory. Even when they're all doing their assigned tasks, I have 1 PHYSICAL core that runs at about 80% load. The other three are still 100% free for my local use. The process of telling a bunch of VMs that there are more resources available than there actually is is called "overallocation" and it is awesome. You see, no one VM is going to actually use all available resources all the time. Hell, a bunch of VMs aren't going to use all available resources all the time. So you can use a lot of them while still making your workstation performant.

Verno wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 13:07:
Maybe I'm thinking about this wrong though. I've only dabbled a bit with VMWare at the office.

It takes a bit to get your head wrapped around a bit but you will and then you'll wonder "Why the Hell did I let my system sit idle for so damn long?"

This comment was edited on Dec 14, 2017, 06:28.
 
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