It is possible, and in some situations preferable* to run virtual platforms in a virtual layer.
I use a combination of Virtual PC and VMware Server to host my virtual instances, but I find that running these applications slows down my machine during boot up and log on.
So, I experimented with running these platforms in an SVS layer. In the case of both Virtual PC and VMware server, Global Capture successfully virtualised the applications. I had my lean-and-mean base OS, and could activate the virtual platforms only when I actually required them.
In addition, both of these platforms provides automation tools.
In the case of Virtual PC, a simple line of code in the startup folder or OnPostActivate key automatically launches my SVS layer-based virtual machine.
"Virtual PC.exe" -pc "Windows XP SP2 Altiris SVS" -launch
* Here's my rationale for capturing Virtual PC and VMware into SVS layers:
- It's portable. I can...