[CentOS] Virtualization - what do You recommend?

Jake Shipton jakems at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Feb 2 15:44:51 UTC 2010

On 02/02/10 11:20, Rafał Radecki wrote:
> Hi All.
> I plan to use virtualization in my production environment. I plan to use one
> of the following options:
> - KVM;
> - VMWare Esxi;
> - VMWare Workstation.
> I plan to install Windows 2008 as a guest. I want to use something like LVM
> snapshots for backups. Stability is also very important, the guest will be
> used as a production server.
> Which option could You recommend and why?
> Thank You very much in advance :)
> With regards,
> R.
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Hi, Personally, I'd recommend VMware Workstation. Always been good for
me, however lately I have been trying out Virtualbox (PUEL) :-). They
have an Open Source Edition also (Virtualbox), only it lacks USB
Support. If you go on there website, you can see the 3 missing features.

Tried KVM, but it didn't like my box not having AMD-V.

I think the best way to determine what's best for you, would be to try
them all, and see which you prefer :-)


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