redhat at mckerrs.net
Fri Mar 2 12:49:15 UTC 2007
Stephen Harris wrote:
> 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?
I'd recommend openvz (http://openvz.org). It is based on redhat kernels
are has proved to be very reliable and stable for me on centos 4.4. The
Centos box does a swag of tasks, including,
openvz kernel (complete with virtual DMZ)
courier imap (with mysql auth)
postfix (with virtual domains and mysql lookups)
Fedora Directory Server
and it never misses a beat.
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