[CentOS] Virtualisation

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Thu Mar 1 17:24:59 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Harris
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 12:11 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] Virtualisation
> I'm building a new server at home to handle most of my internal
> requirements (mail, news, dns, dhcp, backups being the 
> biggies).  I also
> want it to host a couple of virtual servers which are allowed incoming
> connections from the internet (mail gateway, web server, ssh server);
> these are virtual so if a hacker _can_ break in then they're 
> limited as
> to what they can see.
> At present the virtual machines are vserver instances on an 
> old FC2 box.
> I'm wondering what people recommend for virtual servers these days?
> CentOS 4 with a vserver kernel?  Wait for CentOS 5 and use 
> Xen?  VMware?
> (Vmware is the heavy solution, but it does mean I could host a windows
> session if I wanted to).  Or Solaris 10 and zones?
> Any thoughts?

If it is a home server why not a bare-bones FC6 Xen box running CentOS guests for mail, www, ssh?


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