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Virutal machines & VMWare

I'm not sure where to put this so if there is a better place feel free to move it.

I'm curious if anyone is using VMWare to make a virtual pc for their trading pc. I got so much junk installed on my pc (photoshop, music apps, etc.) that it's a pain to reinstall everything to clean things up. I'm considering making a virtual machine for my trading PC but I'm concerned about performance. I run market delta, ninja, & tradestation all on the same PC (quadcore 4 gigs ram).

I'd like a separate pc for trading but then I have a problem with the monitors cause I use dual monitors. that rules out remote desktoping (I think). just brainstorming here. I do non-trading activities when the market is slow so it's nice to have access to everything from one pc.

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I'm not sure where to put this so if there is a better place feel free to move it.

I'm curious if anyone is using VMWare to make a virtual pc for their trading pc. I got so much junk installed on my pc (photoshop, music apps, etc.) that it's a pain to reinstall everything to clean things up. I'm considering making a virtual machine for my trading PC but I'm concerned about performance. I run market delta, ninja, & tradestation all on the same PC (quadcore 4 gigs ram).

I'd like a separate pc for trading but then I have a problem with the monitors cause I use dual monitors. that rules out remote desktoping (I think). just brainstorming here. I do non-trading activities when the market is slow so it's nice to have access to everything from one pc.

Done it on a mac no problem!

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Sure, I've used VMWare ESX Server, VMWare Workstation, VirtualBox, etc all for many years on dozens of servers and workstations. They are invaluable tools.

Just remember, anything virtual will have more lag that something not virtual. If milliseconds matter, virtual is not ideal.

There are several options to use multi-monitor. VirtualBox and VMWare both do it, VMWare does it better. Even simple stuff like TeamViewer can do it somewhat. The options start getting reduced if you also want sound.

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Using Parallels 5 on a Mac Mini, working just fine.


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I am running MultiCharts, Atrader, AmiBroker and NinjaTrader on a VMWare Fusion (Mac).
The first three are running more or less fine. NinjaTrader 7 (not 6.5) has connection issues with ZenFire. Took 20m today to get a stable connect. If all is up then everything is running - more or less - ok. I/O is a problem though. If large I/O (regardless of host or guest) happens then the VM blocks.
That said I am using the VMWare (obviously only for testing purposes...

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I am using microsoft Hyper-V with Windows 7 on a virtual machine. No complaints here - actually contrary. As the VM is running in a data center.... I Have a lot less problems and less lag for automatic order management than I have at home

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Mike,

On an overall basis, which do you consider better if use is just NT charting and backtesting, VMWare or VirtualBox. I have limited experience on VB, none on VMWare.

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Mike,

On an overall basis, which do you consider better if use is just NT charting and backtesting, VMWare or VirtualBox. I have limited experience on VB, none on VMWare.

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VirtualBox is free. VMWare has better Windows 7 support and better multi-monitor support.

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I am using virtual box and it is working properly with Wxp and NT 6.5 , I have only 2 GB ram physically and for virtual pc I am using 760MB ram and no problem.
I have no visible lagging, it might be because of really fast network connection I use and of course I trade only one lot .

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