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View Poll Results: Virtualization/Container Product of the Year
Citrix XenServer 3 0.89%
Docker 33 9.79%
KVM 32 9.50%
Linux-VServer 1 0.30%
LXC 12 3.56%
OpenVZ 3 0.89%
Oracle VM 8 2.37%
Parallels Workstation 1 0.30%
QEMU 30 8.90%
VirtualBox 166 49.26%
VMware 45 13.35%
Warden 0 0%
Xen 3 0.89%
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Virtualization/Container Product of the Year


What is your VM of choice? Note that this poll was previously "Virtualization Product of the Year" and has been updated this year to include Containers.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-17-2014, 06:15 AM   #2
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VirtualBox for easy x86 and x86_64 stuff, qemu for other architectures.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 07:19 AM   #3
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VirtualBox
 
Old 12-17-2014, 07:24 AM   #4
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virtual answer

I like virtualbox, but where I can use it OpenVZ is my goto solution.

It is not about 'best', it is about efficiency, speed of deployment, and managability from the command line.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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Started with qemu, & still use it, gets my vote.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 09:11 AM   #6
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I'd say DOSBox as it simply just works. But since it's not on the list my vote goes to VirtualBox.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 10:11 AM   #7
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Chose VMware as I know it and love it, but it is far from open source or free (well for the ESXi management pieces anyway). For open source, I like Red Hat KVM, though it is not nearly as easy for me to use (though that may have more to do with experience than actual ease of use).

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Old 12-17-2014, 04:19 PM   #8
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Now I am confused. I would vote Proxmox for install to base metal and use that to install Turnkey Linux containers. Why beat yourself up?? Point and click, all Linux, all open source and free. I am a complete idiot in these matters and I had a Proxmox server up and running within the time it took to install from the ISO burned to CD and installed the working and properly configured containers from the web based admin panel within minutes. Linux is usually a google-fest of half baked howtos that would have you paying for support, just to get the dang installs running at all. I'm too old and life is too short. All of the pre-configured TurnkeyLinux containers I installed ran out of the box and all I had to do was to start adding content (after some router-fu). Yes, you can use KVM as well, point n click. Why let the Windows Server bozos have all the fun?? :0
 
Old 12-18-2014, 07:01 AM   #9
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At the end of the day I tend to return to VMWARE, virtual box doesn't seem to do what VMWARE can (and it's me who I am talking about)
 
Old 12-18-2014, 08:47 AM   #10
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VMWare might be good in the data center, but for us mere mortals that might just run a half dozen VMs for testing, dev, or whatever reason, I find it to be over engineered, over complicated, and too bloated for basic desktop usage.

VirtualBox gets the job done quite nicely. I even have a Win2000 VM for some reference software I have used for over ten years. And an XP Vm for Netflix and for the old MySql Control Center because it is 100 times faster than MySql Workbench and even though MySql has abandoned it, it still gets the job done. When I find a Linux equivalent that is as fast, I'll scrap it - this is one of the very few Windows programs I still use.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 08:58 PM   #11
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QEMU for ultimate flexibility. Virtualbox for speed
 
Old 12-27-2014, 01:05 AM   #12
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Qemu with kvm and would give qemu with spice a try. If the hardware accelerations comes to Qemu them it would be on par with Virtual Box.
 
Old 01-06-2015, 11:32 AM   #13
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Virtual Box
 
Old 01-07-2015, 02:01 AM   #14
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With the abilities of systemd it may qualify in this category. :-)

You can set up cgroups config in the service file. Comvine with selinux and your services become containers.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 11:00 PM   #15
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With the abilities of systemd it may qualify in this category. :-)

You can set up cgroups config in the service file. Comvine with selinux and your services become containers.
Lord save us from Systemd taking over the Linux world mentality like this! Oh wait, Poopering et.al. doen't want to stop just there... It's onto world domination of all things!!!

Definitely not congruous with the Unix/Linux way. (e.g. systemd udisksctl unmount -b /dev/sdxx - I mean it's been umount since the dawn of unix time, no?). And no respect for it either Witness his partner in crime being banned by Linus from commits.

As an init system, yeah it does okay as an SMF inspired hack but the line should be drawn there.

---------- Post added 01-13-15 at 12:00 AM ----------

In other news.... I'm surprised not to see more Docker commentary in this poll.
 
  


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