[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated
Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Wed Nov 26 14:04:32 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 13:37 +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Rainer Duffner wrote:
> > On a small scale, running VMware ESX3i or VMware-server is perfectly
> > possible.
> There seems to be a lot of fanboy affinity around ESXi -
No, the hypervisor in a virtualized environment is an absolutely
critical component; there is no room at all for fanboys. VMware is a
well established solution [+50% customer satisfaction, Citrix at ~30%;
and +50% vs. ~20% marketshare. VMware is the only virtualization
solution to have increased its market share in the last year.] With
something this central do an organizations architecture it pays to be
risk-averse; and migrating between solutions is a miserable experience.
> and with the
> fact that its 'available' off the shelf, zero cost up front. however to
> make it do anything you still need to buy into vmware tools.
This statement is false; I have several stand-alone ESXi boxes running.
There are no commercial products required for a working setup; the
commercial components provide motion, consolidated backed and the
centralized management console [which is crap anyway].
> I dont see
> how that is a lot more of a technology lockdown than Xen or KVM.
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