[CentOS] Virtualization software to install Windows as guest on CentOS 5 as host ?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 18:37:05 UTC 2010


On 2/4/2010 10:14 AM, Drew wrote:
>> No no no not kvm
>> Vmware are the best
>
> Yes and No. Each has their own strengths and their own weaknesses.
>
> I use ESXi in production because the smaller footprint and 3rd party
> tools I have make management&  backup exceptionally simple to use. I'm
> also supporting a mixed Windows / Linux shop so I already have a
> Windows PC that runs the management apps. Only thing I don't like is
> not being able to log into VM's from the console, something I can do
> with KVM/Xen.
>
> I'm playing around with KVM and Xen at home because the host in each
> case is my home PCs. I use them because I have a few tools I use as a
> student that only run on Windows, and my wife isn't fully converted to
> Linux yet. :-)

VMware player would work fine for your 2nd scenario.  Or Server if you 
want to divorce the VM from its console, but on a desktop/laptop PC it 
is generally an advantage to have them tied together and avoids the 
ugliness of the 2.x Server web-based console.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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