Following this thread on super user, I now want to start installing all my vm on the hardware.
As a remainder, i have a (powerful enough) server on which i want to install 3 OS: there is a debian (general dev testbed purposes), an ipcop (network control/firewall) and a freenas (local network file sharing).
I'm wondering which scenario would be the best for me and if I will be able to share the hardware to do what i want; either
a - install an hypervisor like the free vmware esx and all three vms in it, or
b - install debian, and the other two running inside it with virtual box
My need being that:
the ipcop should handle all network traffic to the internet, meaning all traffic from my main computer but also all traffic from the other two vm
the freenas shares should be accessible from the other two vm and my main computer too
- i don't really care about the debian access, i only need to access it from my main computer, not the other vms
Will I need to install additionnal network cards for each vm or can they all share the same one happily ? (right now I have two, one linking the server to my router [which only ipcop is gonna use] and one linking it to my switch [which i would like all three to use])
As for harddrives, I was going to use 1 harddrive cut in 3 partitions to install all three OSes, then add to that the freenas drives, will it be correct ?
Thanks a lot for anyone who can help me, this is kind of a vast area and I'm not sure which way to go at all