[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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