[itdiscuss] Which Virtualization product to use???
bill at glick.com
Thu Feb 21 13:36:05 EST 2008
The free VMware Server should work fine. I've been using VMware
Server 1.x for a couple of years in production settings. There are
some additional nice features to paying for the ESX stuff, but when
you're on a tight budget, the free VMware Server stuff is great and
My only hesitation is in using version 2 of VMware Server. As far as
I know, that's still a beta product and I wouldn't trust that for
production yet. I'd stick with version 1.0.4 for now.
We run VMware on rhel/centos linux distributions. The VMware Server
installer files are among the easiest software I've ever configured in
linux. Very straight forward, for very complex software.
I don't have any experience with MS servers and didn't realize Citrix
had commercialized the Xen virtual server. In my opinion, Xen is a
bit more linux specific and less user friendly, unless you're a power
On Feb 21, 2008, at 12:12 PM, Greg Kern wrote:
> Hey guys:
> Three quick questions, related to a project I have on my plate
> RIGHT NOW, and for which I need to make a pretty much IMMEDIATE
> decision about:
> 1. Iâve download VMware Server 2.0, and about 50 free
> LicensesâŠ Would you personally have any problem with rolling
> this product out for Production use? Building VMs on it that will
> be used every day by Users for their real work?
> 2. If I go with VMwareServer 2.0, Iâm considering installing
> Suse Linux as the âbare metalâ OS, and then installing
> VMware Server over top of that; do you know of anybody who has done
> that, and who might be able to answer a couple of questions for me
> about it? Iâm not a Linux pro by any meansâŠ
> 3. I also have a copy of MS Virtual Server 2005 R2, and the Public
> Beta of the new Citrix XenServer (supposedly a competitor to
> ESX)âŠ Should I avoid these two products and go with VMware
> Server, ya think?
> Thanks VERY much for your thoughts.
bill at glick.com
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