• Most Popular Virtualization

    From mark_smith@110:300/1.1 to All on Thu Jan 21 15:22:48 2010
    Hey Guys, I was wondering, if you could suggest when to use KVM
    virtualization, Xen and VMWare. Which one do you think is the most
    popular among the various virtualization offerings in the market.
    Appreciate your help folks. Thanks.

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  • From Dave Sill@110:300/1.1 to All on Thu Jan 21 18:53:37 2010
    mark_smith <bhuta.darshan@gmail.com> writes:

    Hey Guys, I was wondering, if you could suggest when to use KVM virtualization, Xen and VMWare. Which one do you think is the most
    popular among the various virtualization offerings in the market.
    Appreciate your help folks. Thanks.

    I've got a VMware ESX cluster that's been running over a year and I've
    just set up a couple KVM servers.

    VMware ESX works well, but it's pricey and it requires a Windows system
    for Virtual Center. Vmotion is handy, when it works, but I've had
    problems moving systems due to unexpected dependencies.

    I found KVM/QEMU/virt-manager easy to set up and use.

    If you need fancy stuff like the equivalent of Vmotion, you'll probably
    need Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. It's cheaper than VMware ESX, I
    think. Haven't used it, myself.

    -Dave

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  • From Kevin the Drummer@1:0/0 to All on Thu Jan 21 20:44:04 2010
    Dave Sill <MaxFreedom@sws5.ornl.gov> wrote:
    mark_smith <bhuta.darshan@gmail.com> writes:

    Hey Guys, I was wondering, if you could suggest when to use KVM virtualization, Xen and VMWare. Which one do you think is the most
    popular among the various virtualization offerings in the market. Appreciate your help folks. Thanks.

    I've got a VMware ESX cluster that's been running over a year and I've
    just set up a couple KVM servers.

    VMware ESX works well, but it's pricey and it requires a Windows system
    for Virtual Center. Vmotion is handy, when it works, but I've had
    problems moving systems due to unexpected dependencies.

    I found KVM/QEMU/virt-manager easy to set up and use.

    If you need fancy stuff like the equivalent of Vmotion, you'll probably
    need Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. It's cheaper than VMware ESX, I
    think. Haven't used it, myself.

    Don't forget to have a look at VirtualBox http://www.virtualbox.org/

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  • From Eef Hartman@110:300/1.1 to All on Fri Jan 22 10:21:37 2010
    mark_smith <bhuta.darshan@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hey Guys, I was wondering, if you could suggest when to use KVM virtualization, Xen and VMWare. Which one do you think is the most
    popular among the various virtualization offerings in the market.
    Appreciate your help folks. Thanks.

    Someone else already mentioned it, but here, at the university, in
    a CentOS (mostly servers)/Fedora/openSUSE environment we use VirtualBox
    for all of our virtualization.
    For openSUSE there are even ported repo's of the ose (OpenSourceEdition, there's a commercial one too) packages at: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Virtualization:/VirtualBox/openSUSE_1 1.*
    (this is the openSUSE "build service", which sometimes also offers RedHat packages, though not for this product).
    But RedHat/CentOS and/or Fedora packages can be found at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
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  • From Eef Hartman@110:300/1.1 to All on Fri Jan 22 10:41:56 2010
    mark_smith <bhuta.darshan@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hey Guys, I was wondering, if you could suggest when to use KVM virtualization, Xen and VMWare. Which one do you think is the most
    popular among the various virtualization offerings in the market.
    Appreciate your help folks. Thanks.

    See alt.os.linux.redhat
    for the rest of this discussion
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