[CentOS] xen vs. vmware server

Thu Feb 23 22:39:50 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> 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

Just want to add here that on one AMD64 machine where I've run Xen and 
VMware GSX, I've seen Xen to manage resources slightly better than VMware

- K

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