[CentOS] Centos under (vmware vs KVM)

Wed May 4 15:36:04 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/04/2011 03:58 AM, przemolicc at poczta.fm wrote:
> Hello,
> we are using several centos servers under Vmware. We are having more
> and more requests for server space for each business application (let assume
> that these business requests are for different type of services:
> databases, web apps, application servers etc.
> I wonder which solution is better:
> 1. new CentOS under vmware (having several CentOS servers under Vmware)
> or
> 2. new CentOS under KVM under existing CentOS (having a few CentOS servers with several KVMs in each)
> Each approach has some advantages and disadvantages.
> Can you share your thoughts about it ?

My thoughts are that KVM is part of the OS while VMWare is an addon.  If
KVM can meet your needs (are all the physical servers vmx|svm
compatible, etc.), then I would go with KVM.

It is also much easier to script the creation of KVM VMs via things like
cobbler, etc.

If I were doing this, I would be doing it in KVM unless there was
something that made me require an external to the OS solution.

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