There all sorts of reasons for creating a Virtual Machine. Maybe you wish to test an operating system without the drastic actions needed to create a dual-boot setup. Perhaps you are developing software and need a quick way to test one of the platforms you have planned for release. Or maybe it's for fun and games; you just enjoy tinkering around with your computer!
These are just a few small examples and the benefits of using a Virtual Machine. There are also reasons that benefit your privacy and security. Naturally, the interest is there to connect using VyprVPN through a Virtual Machine.
Whether you are setting VyprVPN up on the host or guest client, it is possible to establish the connection successfully. However, it is not a supported function of VyprVPN so it is not guaranteed to work. That said, if you are successful in setting up the connection and it serves your needs, you are more than welcome to do so!
There are a few considerations to keep in mind when configuring the Virtual Machine connection:
- You may need to configure your guest client's connection as a bridged connection. How it's done will depend on the Virtual Machine software used (QEMU, Virtual Box, etc.).
- The firewall may require some configuration. Ports are handled automatically for VyprVPN on the host client, but the Virtual Machine may require some tweaking. We do have an article related to VyprVPN Cloud on a Virtual Machine that includes some port-forwarding information. You may not need the full article, but it should have some helpful details.
If you need any further assistance, please contact our 24/7 Customer Success Team, who would be glad to assist.