[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated

Rainer Duffner rainer at ultra-secure.de
Wed Nov 26 00:32:34 UTC 2008


Am 25.11.2008 um 21:18 schrieb Bo Lynch:

>
>
> On Tue, November 25, 2008 2:55 pm, Rainer Duffner wrote:
>>
>> Am 25.11.2008 um 20:32 schrieb Bo Lynch:
>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>> Bo Lynch
>>
>>
>> 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 or VMware-server is perfectly
>> possible.
>>
>>
>>
>> Rainer
>
>
> Right now we have a about 30 servers. Mixture of  
> CentOS,debian,slack,windows.
> Free is always the best cost and is why we have been moving toward  
> open
> source as much as possible.
> Bo


Hm. For 30 servers, ESX3i might still be OK.
Provided, you don't want/need live-migration etc.
AFAIK, you can buy-in that at a later point.

What I hate about ESX(i) is the fact that you have to use Windows to  
manage the stuff (in the long run).

I'm not sure if KVM is upto the task, yet.



Rainer






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