We have a continuous integration box on which VMWare Workstation is installed. It manages all of our virtual machines. Occasionally, IT will restart this box and cause our continuous integration environment to fail because the virtual machines are not started.
I'd like to run N VMWare virtual machines as local services on a Windows XP box to avoid this problem.
- Can this be done?
- If so, how?
- Is running local services the best way to bring VMWare VMs online at startup?