[CentOS] Virtualization - what do You recommend?

a arias aarias239 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 19:19:30 UTC 2010


Over the last year I have worked with Xen, KVM, VMware ESX and Sun
VirtualBox. VirtualBox is my recommendation, hands down.

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi> wrote:

> 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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