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jeremy 12-16-2013 09:36 PM

Virtualization Product of the Year
 
What is your VM of choice?

--jeremy

ericson007 12-17-2013 12:36 AM

I really like kvm. Not perfect yet but does a great job and sure there are just more improvements to come.

kooru 12-17-2013 01:24 AM

VirtualBox

Wollongong 12-17-2013 04:03 AM

Not listed, but LXC has made tremendous progress this year, heading for a 1.0 release in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
It is my first choice most of the time - depends on your requirements of course. KVM is a very good system for 'full virtualisation'.

Hopefully LXC will be in the list next year.

gax7497 12-17-2013 06:26 AM

VirtualBox

ericson007 12-17-2013 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wollongong (Post 5082144)
Not listed, but LXC has made tremendous progress this year, heading for a 1.0 release in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
It is my first choice most of the time - depends on your requirements of course. KVM is a very good system for 'full virtualisation'.

Hopefully LXC will be in the list next year.

Yeah, containers do look interesting. Currently i use only centos on production systems and have read some notes on the new rhel7, i will definitely give containers a go when centos 7 comes around. Looks like the blokes at rhel is doing quite an effort on those, but not sure how they will implement it yet.

jeremy 12-17-2013 11:10 AM

From the LXC site:

Quote:

As such, LXC is often considered as something in the middle between a chroot on steroids and a full fledged virtual machine.
That's the reason I didn't initially include it. Given that the project's stated goal is "to create an environment as close as possible as a standard Linux installation but without the need for a separate kernel", however, I can see the argument for adding it. Are any members against adding LXC to this poll?

--jeremy

nonamedotc 12-17-2013 04:50 PM

VirtualBox

Fnux 12-17-2013 05:13 PM

VMware, both for Linux and Windows. I don't like VirtualBox (that BTW is very good) only due to its huge CPU need.

thirun 12-17-2013 07:41 PM

I have tested successfully many distribution such as Ubuntu-10.04/12.04, Android-4.3, Chrome OS, Redhat-5.0/9.0, Fedora-7/8/10/14/19, Suse, Centos, Slackware-12.0/13.0/14.0, MacOS X lion, Kali, Backtrack-5/5rc, Windows xp/7/8 on Virtual Box

ericson007 12-17-2013 07:50 PM

I would second adding lxc, it is still a form of getting virtualization done, but a different implementation and different method and serves a slightly different need but I can see it becoming main stream in the near future. Not everyone needs a full blown hypervisor.

Some interesting reading about kvm and lxc.

https://www.google.co.jp/url?sa=t&so...BXpigXc9L23wmQ

ericson007 12-17-2013 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thirun (Post 5082844)
I have tested successfully many distribution such as Ubuntu-10.04/12.04, Android-4.3, Chrome OS, Redhat-5.0/9.0, Fedora-7/8/10/14/19, Suse, Centos, Slackware-12.0/13.0/14.0, MacOS X lion, Kali, Backtrack-5/5rc, Windows xp/7/8 on Virtual Box

All those will work yes, however, performance wise kvm and xen leaves virtual box in the dust, especially on haswell hardware. Only thing virtualbox would maybe have the upperhand in is 3d acceleration, but at what cost? For many things kvm and xen provides near native performance.

brianL 12-18-2013 08:34 AM

Hard choice. VirtualBox is easy, but Qemu is more versatile.

jeremy 12-18-2013 11:32 AM

LXC has been added.

--jeremy

bhupendra 12-18-2013 12:06 PM

I use virtual box regularly. Not familiar with others but I am sure they are nice too.


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