[CentOS] Virtualisation

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Thu Mar 1 18:03:42 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 12:39 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Virtualisation
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 12:24:59PM -0500, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> > > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Harris
> > > 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?
> > If it is a home server why not a bare-bones FC6 Xen box 
> running CentOS
> > guests for mail, www, ssh?
> Because I don't want to play "patch catchup" when FC6 is no longer
> supported or have to rebuild to FC10 at some later point.  I 
> want a stable
> OS base that will have security patches available for a long time :-)

Yes, patch catch can be a pain, but even with CentOS 4.4 I still play
patch catch, as well as Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD....

If only software would be written perfectly the first time around!

The obsolescence point is the main difference between CentOS and FC.

How long did you have your existing configuration running before you
came to the conclusion you need to blow it away for a new one?

2 years, 3 years, 4 or more years?

Doubt you even had it for a year. Biggest thing you can do for
yourself is to give yourself an honest evaluation on your actual


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