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Best hypervisor or cheap windows server software

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February 19, 2018 12:27:56 PM

I just got a Dell tower server and want to run a few different vms on it. What is a good cheap supervisor, or does anyone know a cheap way to get windows server?

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February 19, 2018 12:32:57 PM

Assuming this is for a non-production environment, you could probably look into the Windows Server Insider Previews (and abide by all the rules of being an insider).

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February 19, 2018 12:48:40 PM

If you are a student, try Microsoft's Imagine site. Note that your university must be on their approved list and they will validate. But you can get full Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2016.
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February 19, 2018 12:58:55 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Assuming this is for a non-production environment, you could probably look into the Windows Server Insider Previews (and abide by all the rules of being an insider).

-Wolf sends


THANKS!
I didn't even realize Server was in the Insider program.
(I shoulda paid more attention)

I was an Insider for Win 10 from Day 1, but didn't realize they had included Server in that as well.
My dev VM environment just got larger...:) 
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February 19, 2018 1:46:56 PM

Isn't imagine just a limited time use. And is the insider a permanent license too?
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February 19, 2018 1:52:40 PM

kr0490 said:
Isn't imagine just a limited time use. And is the insider a permanent license too?


Imagine is a student entitlement.
The Insider program is for as long as MS wants to support it, but absolutely NOT meant for a production environment.
And accepting of whatever updates MS wants to push to your system, even if it breaks something.

But you can run multiple VM's in a regular Windows OS. I do on my Win 10 Pro.
3, 4, 5 VMs simultaneously. Just need sufficient RAM.

4 x VMs in VirtualBox, and the host Win 10 Pro.
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February 19, 2018 1:53:23 PM

As far as I recall, the Insider program does not have a time limit, but again, part of the agreement is that you're using this for testing and development and not in a production environment. If you need to use this with live data, you need to purchase Windows Server Licenses (or find another option).

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