Although a guest operating system can use some of the host operating system's resources, the two are entirely separate.
System administrators may also use it, to a lesser extent, for consolidating server hardware by moving services on separate hosts into containers on the one server.
Now click on the button (a folder icon) to browse to where you saved the OSGeo-Live vmdk-file. You can select to make the shared folder read only, and auto-mounted.
Once the “Folder path” and “Folder name” are defined, click OK, and again OK to finish and close the settings window.
For example, if the host OS is running Windows, then any guest OSes on a portioned disk must also run windows.
In a virtualized environment, the guest OS can be different than the host OS.