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Re: [Xen-users] Xen Hypervisor ISO Download

To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <list@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen Hypervisor ISO Download
From: Todd Deshane <todd.deshane@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:28:47 -0400
Cc: Tim Bearden <tim.bearden@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha <list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Tim Bearden <tim.bearden@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If I install CentOS w/ the virtualization build, would it be a
>> barebones OS?
> Nope
>> I don't want a GUI slowing the system down and would
>> like all the hardware to be utilized by the VMs instead.  For
>> instance, ESXi is command line only, very basic OS install.
> Then write down your priorities, and based on that, select the best
> virtualization solution for you.
> If you just want it to work with as little effort as possible, then
> maybe you'd better stick with vmware. IIRC they still have the best
> GUI, and "best" (as in least hassle, with most performance) shared
> storage for live migration.

Things are changing it seems:

> If you want something that you can tinker with, learn from, and
> (possibly) replace some components as you see fit, then start with
> distro that comes with bundled virtualization solution (e.g. Centos5).
> Once you're familiar with that then you can start doing some
> experiments (e.g. upgrading the hypervisor, testing pci passthru, and
> so on).
> In between those two, there's XenServer (and the opensource XCP). It
> uses xen hypervisor, but with different management tools, so from
> users' perspective it'd be more similar to vmware (in that you only
> have access to the GUI, and everything inside can be considered a
> black box).
> --
> Fajar
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