[CentOS] Virtualization - what do You recommend?

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Wed Feb 3 17:52:08 UTC 2010


On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 10:14:50AM +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:43 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
> > Rafa? Radecki wrote:
> >> Hi All.
> >>
> >> I plan to use virtualization in my production environment. I plan to
> >> use one of the following options:
> >> - KVM;
> >> - VMWare Esxi;
> >> - VMWare Workstation.
> >>
> >> I plan to install Windows 2008 as a guest. I want to use something
> >> like LVM snapshots for backups. Stability is also very important, the
> >> guest will be used as a production server.
> >> Which option could You recommend and why?
> >
> > does KVM in CentOS have native virtualization 'drivers' for Win2008
> > server? if not, I wouldn't run it in a production environment.
> >
> 
> You can install virtio disk/net drivers. In fact, Windows 2008 supports 
> virtio disk out of the box iirc.
>

Maybe with Windows/Hyper-V host, but definitely not with Xen/KVM.

-- Pasi




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