Wednesday, September 26, 2012

From VMware Player to VirtualBox

I've made the switch from VMware Player to VirtualBox.

It's really simple — Out of the box, Virtualbox has the capability to read VMware .vmdk files, although I did convert mine to native VirtualBox .vdi files with the following command:
VBoxManage clonehd --format VDI
With VirtualBox, you also don't have to do anything out of the ordinary to setup port forwarding from the host OS to the guest OS. Just remember that the default guest IP address in VirtualBox is So adjust your network settings accordingly.

Also, VirtualBox let's you play around with virtualised deployment tools like Vagrant, which currently does not support VMware.

Have fun!

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