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Virtualization Product of the Year

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OpenVZ
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QEMU
VirtualBox
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Virtualization Product of the Year


What is your VM of choice?

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Old 12-17-2013, 01:36 AM   #2
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I really like kvm. Not perfect yet but does a great job and sure there are just more improvements to come.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:03 AM   #4
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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.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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From the LXC site:

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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?

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Old 12-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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VMware, both for Linux and Windows. I don't like VirtualBox (that BTW is very good) only due to its huge CPU need.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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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
 
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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
 
Old 12-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 12-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #13
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Hard choice. VirtualBox is easy, but Qemu is more versatile.
 
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:32 PM   #14
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LXC has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #15
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I use virtual box regularly. Not familiar with others but I am sure they are nice too.
 
  


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