Parallels Virtuozzo Containers

Comprehensive technical resources and information

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers can be deployed on a wide variety of hardware. The deployment  requirements and product documentation will help you rapidly deploy Virtuozzo and quickly realize all the benefits of Containers virtualization.

Windows System Requirements

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows runs on a wide variety of hardware and software configurations. The basic system requirements include:

  • Server hardware
  • Host operating system
  • Parallels Virtual Automation and Parallels Power Panel requirements
Server Hardware
  • Platform: Any x86 or x64 platform that is supported by Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2 (Pentium, AMD, and the like)
  • Memory: 2 GB or more is recommended. (required amount depends on the total number of containers planned to run on the node)
  • Disk Space: 20 GB or more free disk space. (required amount depends on the size of the software to be installed inside containers)
Host Operating System

x64 versions of Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Datacenter Edition (US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition (US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard Edition (US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)

x86 full versions of Windows Server 2008 with or without Hyper-V:

  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (US English)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (US English)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (US English)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)

x86 full versions of Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V:

  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1, Datacenter Edition (German, Simplified Chinese)

x86 versions of Windows Server 2003:

  • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 with or without R2: US English, German, French, Korean, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese,  Japanese
  • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 with or without R2: US English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
  • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (Russian)
  • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 with or without R2 (US English)
  • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 with or without R2 (US English)

x64 full versions of Windows Server 2008 with or without Hyper-V:

  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (US English)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (US English)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (US English)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (French, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)

x64 full versions of Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V:

  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1, Datacenter Edition (German, Simplified Chinese)

x64 versions of Windows Server 2003:

  • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 1 with or without R2 (US English, Japanese)
  • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2 with or without R2 (US English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese)
  • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2 (Russian)
  • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 1 with or without R2 (US English)
  • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2 with or without R2 (US English)
  • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 with Service Pack 2 (Japanese)

NOTE: The operating system must be activated before you start installing Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.6

Management Tools

Parallels Virtual Automation

The industry’s first comprehensive management solution that simplifies lifecycle management for both Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and hypervisors from a unified management console. Read more

Parallels Power Panel

Parallels Power Panel utilizes standard web browsers on any platform to perform a wide range of actions - even when the virtual machine is offline. Read more

 

Hardware Compatibility

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is built on existing operating systems and typically supports the hardware supported by the operating system. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers includes an extensive list of hardware drivers for easy reference.

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows is compatible with all hardware supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008 editions.

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux is compatible with hardware devices supported by Red Hat kernels, but due to an infinite variety of computer system configurations and the manufacturing specifications and components of hardware change, Parallels cannot guarantee compatibility with all hardware.

Device ID Device Name / Description Type Compatible with PVC
4.0 4.6 4.7

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