Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by maxxpower, Nov 9, 2007.
Is there a way to run your bootcamp partition via virtualization instead of rebooting out of OSx?
both parallels and fusion offer this.
yes, im aware of this. But, I need bootcamp because it has native support for windows hardware. The (gay ass) vpn client we use at the office will not work unless native hardware support is used.
Not a big deal, was just looking to save a few steps when needed to vpn to the office.
No, you are not aware. Parallels and Fusion offer the following feature:
However this will likely not fix your VPN issues... what hardware check are they running?
There is a built in VPN client in OS X.
I dont think paralles will run the partition as is, it would require me to convert it to a vm. I still want to keep the partition usable by bootcamp.
As far as the hardware checks, the VPN we use is the Nortel Contivity switch. The contivitiy client replaces the ethernet driver with a contivity virtual driver that wraps all ethernet traffic in an ipsec tunnel during the VPN session.
I haven't had success with the contivity client running in virtual boxes because of the ethernet binding the virtual box does to the main box.
I can purchase a standalone VPN licence from Apani for $100 and that would at least be worth it.
I was just looking for a "free" solution
As far as the built in VPN client in OSx, im searching for more information on it now, but, so far it doesnt look like it connects with Nortels Contivity switches.
Yes it will... google it...
Have you tried using a different connection setting in Parallels/Fusion?
Binding will likely not work well, but what about using NAT?
Ordered the Apani VPN client. Then I can just turf that winblowz partition.
Thanks Czar for your help.