[CentOS] xen vs. vmware server

Thu Feb 23 22:23:52 UTC 2006
Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us>

On Thursday 23 February 2006 11:56, Steve Huff wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2006, at 12:53 PM, James B. Byrne wrote:
> > Can anyone offer informed comments on the relative merits of
> > choosing xen over vmware server, or vice versa?  The target OS
> > would all be CentOS4.2 or later as they become available.  The host
> > hardware would all be 2.8GHz i86-P4 with 250 GB IDE drives and 2 GB
> > RAM.
> VMware Server can run Windows.  if you need Windows, you need VMware
> (for the time being, except in certain special cases).
Latest xen  will run windows  if and only if you have a cpu that has in built 
virtualization AMD and Intel  both have cpus  out there  that  do this.  with 
those cpus  you can run any unmodified os.  so you could install stock  
anything including any version of CentOS  as a guest


Dennis Gilmore,  RHCE
Proud Australian