Hypervisors and you!

John D Jones III unixgeek1972 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 16:59:35 MDT 2013

On 03/15/2013 03:27 PM, Steve Alligood wrote:
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 15, 2013, at 2:40 PM, Gary Thornock <gthornock at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> What's your favorite VM Server thingamajig?  Why?  What else might you
>>> recommend?  How do you manage it?
>> ESXi is nice, but you've already noticed some limitations there.
>> Have you considered (the free version of) Citrix XenServer?  It's been
>> a couple of years since I used that one, but I remember it being able
>> to do pretty much everything that the free ESXi did, and including some
>> of the expensive vSphere features too (things like live migration
>> between physical servers).
> KVM does live migration quite well, usually misses a single ping.
> I have used xen and KVM quite a bit, and I used to be sold on xen until I learned my way around KVM.  It is *much* better from an admin standpoint and generally just works, without some of the more esoteric methods that xen used, plus KVM has decent support for windows.
> I don't think you can do better for a free product, and it gives the expensive ones a run for their money.
> -Steve
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I'm with Steve here, KVM is the way to go, give it a couple more years, 
and it could seriously hamper VMWare in the market. with virt-manager 
and the virsh shell, KVM just rocks.

John D Jones III
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