[CentOS] Virtualization - what do You recommend?

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Feb 3 02:14:50 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:43 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
> Rafa? 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?
> does KVM in CentOS have native virtualization 'drivers' for Win2008
> server? if not, I wouldn't run it in a production environment.

You can install virtio disk/net drivers. In fact, Windows 2008 supports 
virtio disk out of the box iirc.

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