[CentOS] Virtualization as cheap redundancy option?

Mon Jun 28 17:39:08 UTC 2010
Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

On 06/28/2010 10:15 AM, Scott Silva wrote:
> on 6-28-2010 6:34 AM Whit Blauvelt spake the following:
>> If you look on their site, they clearly specify that they do not offer a
>> paid support option for VMware Server, that it's community supported only.
>> Does that seem like an attitude towards a product they plan to update?
>> Whit
> That just looks like they don't want to support something they give away...

They give away ESXi, too, so that argument is pretty weak. The 
difference is that ESXi is directly tied to their other tracks and 
support. VM Server has always been pretty 'standalone'. Not so good if 
your business models is convincing people to buy all the pretty add ons.

They more-or-less abrogated their own lifecycle guidelines with VM 
Server by declaring that 'General' support for it only includes 
'Technical Guidance' until EOL (there-by skipping directly to their 
lowest level of support - which is pretty much 'Google it and look in 
the forums').

At this point VM Server is in the 'if it breaks you get to keep all the 
pieces' mode.

Benjamin Franz