[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Nov 25 20:44:54 UTC 2008


> > I was thinking about implementing Xen for our school district. Now  
> > that
> > I'm hearing all of this I guess I need to look at something else.
> > What does everyone recommend?
> > Thanks
> How much money do you have?
> What (how many systems, what do they do?) do you actually want to  
> virtualize?
> Are you going to be around your school for the next couple of years?
> ;-)
> On a small scale, running VMware ESX3i

I'd recommend the ESX3i if your server count is low (thus you won't need
Virtual Center, which is not free).  VMware works amazingly well, is
going to be around for the forseeable future, has excellent vendor
support, and a HUGE community of users.  And installation/setup is akin
to falling off the proverbial log.



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