Scott Penrose

Category Virtualisation

Scott is an expert software developer with over 30 years experience, specialising in education, automation and remote data.

Virtualisation, especially of Linux has been a hot topic for the businesses I have been working with. There are a lot of choices each with different values.

You can really group these into:

  • Virtual Applications/Services: Apache, [[SMTP?]] etc
  • Virtual private spaces: [[Linux_VServers?]], [[Solaris_Zones?]] etc
  • User space virtual systems: [[UML?]] (user mode linux), [[QEMU?]],
  • Para-Virtualisation: [[XEN?]], VMWare, [[Parallels?]]
  • Other linux only systems: [[KVM?]], [[LGuest?]] and more...

The requirements are the key - there is no best answer, it depends on your requirements...

Workstation Virtualisation

My conclusion - VMWare Server (for linux/windows) or Fusion (for Mac)

Linux Server Virtualisation (private/trusted sysadmins)

My conclusion - [[Linux_VServers?]]

Linux Server Virtualisation (untrusted)

My conclusion (for now...) - [[XEN?]]

Mixed Server Virtualisation

My conclusion (for now...) - VMWare Server

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