Virtual Machines for #LabVIEW Development
Virtual machines (VMs) are applications which can mimic your real PC and enable you to run individual virtual PC under another operating system (Windows/Mac/Linux) .It’s popular for various reasons among users, and each user would say their own merit/demerit experience with VMs.
Various VM applications are out there in market. Some of popular ones are
A Mac cum LabVIEW users would be quite familiar with Virtual Machines and Parallels because they had to run LabVIEW in Windows environment and Parallels is the one which offered that flexibility. However a windows user may not need to start using LabVIEW with VM as most of the LabVIEW offering is on Windows platform.
I’m moreover a window user and recently I have started using VM for all of my LabVIEW development activities in my Windows machine. What I found is that usage of VM is very beneficial and comes in handy for LabVIEW developers like me too.
Few key benefits I found so far by using VM are that
I will elaborate those key benefits in separate blog posts in following weeks.
Ajay is a professional developer and architect of NI-LabVIEW applications with extreme interest in getting the hardware connected to LabVIEW and automating the stuff. Recently he is also putting his hands in NI-TestStand to get very dirty on it. He is also a good mentor for the various interns in his career. He is ready to help the people in techie roles.