[CentOS-virt] KVM vs ESXi
gilberto.nunes32 at gmail.com
Wed May 18 09:46:51 EDT 2011
Hi.... Answer your questions:
-How well does KVM support Windows Guests? I'm already running a
Server 2008r2 and WHS 2011 (based on 08r2) machines at home which I
want to consolidate into this box.
Yes... In fact, I have some server running KVM with Windows 2008 R2
Enterprise. This VM's work together in a Cluster Enviroment... So,
this work well!
-Does KVM have a concept of virtual switches and and are they tied to
physical NICs? ESXi allows me to create a vSwitch that isn't tied to a
physical NIC so I can create a DMZ that exists solely within the host
system. I'd like to replicate that if possible.
Yes... You can use VirtManager to work with this feature...
2011/5/18 Drew <drew.kay at gmail.com>:
> Morning Everyone,
> I'm busy doing a rebuild of my home server and am tossing between
> VMware and KVM for this build. I already have experience with ESX, we
> use it at work, but I'm debating trying out KVM for a while. The
> server itself is a budget build using a Supermicro X8SAX board w/
> i7-950 & 12GB RAM, LSI 3081 SAS RAID (1068e based), rolled into a
> NorcoTek 16 Bay SAS case. Not fancy but also decent enough for home
> use. I don't expect high performance out of this unit so unless the
> gear is hopelessly outclassed, I'm not in a position to entertain
> upgrading. Right now forking over $1000-$1500 on a $2000 system for a
> pair of higher end LSI/3ware/Acreca controller just isn't in the
> budget. ;-)
> My question to everyone are these:
> -How well does KVM support Windows Guests? I'm already running a
> Server 2008r2 and WHS 2011 (based on 08r2) machines at home which I
> want to consolidate into this box.
> -Does KVM have a concept of virtual switches and and are they tied to
> physical NICs? ESXi allows me to create a vSwitch that isn't tied to a
> physical NIC so I can create a DMZ that exists solely within the host
> system. I'd like to replicate that if possible.
> I know these are probably questions that I could answer on my own by
> RTFM but I have already, and never really got the answers I needed.
> Pretty much every how-to assumed I'd be doing basic stuff and not
> dabbling with advanced stuff. I also know that what's written doesn't
> always match what's in the field and you folks are the field. And with
> CentOS 6 just around the corner (no flame wars please, my nomex pants
> are at the cleaners :-P ) I'm wanting to know if it's worth holding
> off another month or so on finalizing my build.
> "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
> --Marie Curie
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