How to Setup Parallels Virtualization Software in Ubuntu
Parallels Workstation sophisticated virtualization engine enables each virtual machine to operate similarly to a physical computer. Each virtual machine has its own set of virtual hardware: processor, RAM, floppy, CD and DVD drives, I/O devices, and hard disk. See the Virtual Machine Hardware topic for the full list of Parallels virtual machine devices.Intel virtualization technology (VT-x) is fully supported by Parallels Workstation.
- Easy to Install, Easy to Use
Fast to set up, intuitive to use, Workstation is designed from the ground up to make virtualization easy, regardless of your skill level. It even includes Parallels Tools, a special toolkit to help you make the most of its advanced features and functions.
- High Performance
Run your favorite software at near native speeds! Workstation is optimized to take full advantage of hardware virtualization through support of Intel VT and AMD’s Security and Virtual Machine (AMD SVM) for secure, high-performance virtual machines. Parallels® Workstation is a powerful, easy-to-use, and cost-effective desktop virtualization solution. It enables the user to create completely networked, totally secure independent virtual machines on a single physical computer.
Have the broadest range of x86-based operating systems at your fingertips, including Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2, eComStation, Solaris, and MS-DOS.
- Strong, Stable Virtual Machines
Workstation’s Lightweight Hypervisor gives the virtual machine direct access to the host computer’s hardware, which lets you run Windows, Linux, and more all at the same time in a stable, secure, high-performing environment. The inclusion of this trusted, mature technology ensures that virtual PCs built using Parallels Workstation are maximally stable and efficient.
- Easy on the Pocket
Get advanced features designed for every user at an unbeatable price. Parallels Workstation gets the job done without burning a hole in your pocket.
Install Parallels in Ubuntu
This is not a free software you can try this software for free but if you want to use you have to buy a license.I am showing here is trial version of software with installation.
First you have to register on Parallels website from here and get the paralles .deb package and trial activation key.
Now you should be having the Parallels-2.2.2222-lin.deb package
Install Parallels-2.2.2222-lin.deb package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i Parallels-2.2.2222-lin.deb
Selecting previously deselected package parallels.
(Reading database ... 134704 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking parallels (from Parallels-2.2.2222-lin.deb) ...
Setting up parallels (2.2.2222) ...
Installation has been completed.
You must configure Parallels Workstation 2.2.2222.
before starting it for the first time.
Issue "parallels-config" command.
Now you need to run the following command to configure Paralles
This will start asking some simple questions as follows
If you want to open parallels Go to Applications--->System Tools--->Parallels
Parallels welcome screen
Creating New Virtual machine
In the following screen click Next
Virtual machine configuration select "Create a Typical VM (recommended)" click Next
Select you Gusest OS and Guest OS Version click Next
Virtual Machien Name and Location click Finish
Creating VM directory click Yes
Virtual Machine created now you can see as follows
If you want to change the settings click on edit you can add or change the settings and click ok
When you start this virtual machine it will prompt for Activation key
Enter the activation Key we have got when we register with parallels click activate
Now you can start installing your guest OS Vista,Linux,Solaris etc
If you want to uninstall parallels use the following command
sudo dpkg -r Parallels
Enter the root password when prompted.