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Do you use virtualization?

Submitted by itsec on Mon 2 Jul 2007

XEN  <-> 25% 359 votes
VServer  <-> 4% 60 votes
VMWare  <-> 34% 486 votes
OpenVZ  <-> 3% 51 votes
Virtuozzo  <-> 0% 10 votes
Qemu  <-> 9% 132 votes
User-Mode-Linux  <-> 1% 25 votes
Other  <-> 5% 76 votes
None  <-> 14% 201 votes
Total 1401 votes

 

 

 

Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by daemon (155.232.xx.xx) on Mon 2 Jul 2007 at 22:03
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I voted Xen, as it's my preferred option, but to be fair, I have to state that I also have several (legacy) VMWare vm's running, and I often use Qemu for testing (and breaking) things...

One thing I haven't tested yet though is to install an OS in Qemu, running on a VMWare vm, running in a Xen guest, running on a Debian Xen host, running on a .....

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Excds (85.226.xx.xx) on Tue 3 Jul 2007 at 00:05
Tell me when you've reached the point of recursion... ;-))

--
Ever noticed something? Unix comes with compilers. Windows comes with
Solitaire.

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (86.12.xx.xx) on Mon 2 Jul 2007 at 22:31
xen, vmware, virtualbox and qemu here.

sno

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by paulgear (203.206.xx.xx) on Mon 2 Jul 2007 at 23:24

Where's the "all of the above" option? (Or at least something similar to it...) I have used Xen, Vserver, VMware, QEMU, and KVM.

All of them seem to have advantages and disadvantages, and deciding between them for production servers seems almost impossible:

  • VMware is by far the most mature, stable, and featureful, but its license turns off Free Software bigots like myself.
  • Xen seems to strike more of a balance between performance and functionality
  • Vserver has excellent performance and low overhead, but nowhere near the flexibility of VMware

What to do?

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (70.108.xx.xx) on Tue 3 Jul 2007 at 03:22
KVM is the only virt I use. . . should I pick Qemu since kvm uses it for some things?

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by rpetre (83.166.xx.xx) on Tue 3 Jul 2007 at 16:31
My latest virtualized server uses vserver inside xen DomU. Debian made me do it ! :) (they had readily available linux-image-xen-vserver packages in etch, I couldn't resist)

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Wayne (82.144.xx.xx) on Wed 4 Jul 2007 at 23:00
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Vmware at the moment, just started playing with Xen and xen-tools (thanks Steve)


Wayne

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (211.160.xx.xx) on Fri 6 Jul 2007 at 10:17
I'd like to use kvm, but with release28, I got some problems. It hungs sometimes when booting. it just don't repsonse to key or mouse input. So now I am using qemu, which works for me, I just installed a debian 4.0 on it!

Chenz

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by JulienV (86.218.xx.xx) on Fri 6 Jul 2007 at 16:50
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VServer, User-Mode-Linux (on servers) and Qemu (only on Desktop machines)
I chose VServer as it is my preferred way (as very easy).

Cheers,
Julien

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (83.98.xx.xx) on Sat 7 Jul 2007 at 17:13
I mainly use VMWare (on Windows), but will switch to Qemu soon. Have to figure out how to get it working in Debian (probably not that hard, but I have a serious shortage of tinkering time!)

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Utumno (61.229.xx.xx) on Thu 12 Jul 2007 at 18:35
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VirtualBox, it's a wonderful upgrade of Qemu!

Free as in beer.

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by mario (201.242.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Jul 2007 at 00:38
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VMware 2 in XP running debian etch.

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (202.56.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Jul 2007 at 05:26
i use Virtual Box

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (141.154.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Jul 2007 at 19:19
I run Virtual Box on Debian Sid with a virtual winxp home edition!

Works Great!!!!

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (84.161.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Jul 2007 at 21:11
I test Lenny in Virtual Box on Etch :-)

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (210.211.xx.xx) on Mon 16 Jul 2007 at 12:40
I have installed Debian GNU/Hurd K14 on Qemu on my Debian Lenny box. Using Qemu to learn the GNU system without messing up the real one :) So far, it has been a nice experience using the GNU system under Qemu.

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Re: Do you use virtualization?
Posted by Anonymous (213.11.xx.xx) on Mon 16 Jul 2007 at 13:50
Xen so far ! I felt in love with that techno as soon as i installed it for the first time.. very easy to set up and performing like no other !

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