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jeremy 12-21-2011 04:46 PM

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


Hevithan 12-28-2011 10:35 PM

Virtualbox ... it's the only one I've personally played with, so my opinion is a bit biased

sycamorex 12-29-2011 05:49 AM


Originally Posted by Hevithan (Post 4560547)
Virtualbox ... it's the only one I've personally played with, so my opinion is a bit biased

Same here. I've got a very limited experience with other solutions. Hence my vote for VB.

brianL 12-29-2011 08:21 AM

VirtualBox, but qemu (or qemu-kvm) is more versatile.

lpallard 12-30-2011 10:32 AM

VBox as well, only one I used so far.. But I am curious about a "more reliable and stable" environment. Im thinking to try Qemu some time..

For now VirtualBox

lewnidas_ 12-30-2011 11:13 AM

VirtualBox one great application...!!!

_bsd 12-30-2011 12:43 PM

I installed a trial version of VMware onto a new, fresh boot disk.
I booted, looked at it, and 1/2 hour later realized I needed something from my server so I reinstalled the original boot disk and rebooted.

I have two LSI controllers, RAID6, each with one VG and several logical volumes.

The first is all my data, bluray, dvd, cd, photos, etc. apx 7TB of data used.

The second is ONLY for backup of the former.

VMWare clobbered my data drives, installing an MBR (how quaint, I've been using GPT for over a year), and created partitions.

I had to use Raise Data Recovery and I did manage to recovery all of my files(pissed off and unhappy during the process), but I can't believe that in the day and age a trial piece of OS style software would clobber DATA disks, without warning and/or asking for confirmation.

I see a good intelligent installer as an indication of the attention to detail spent on the entire project, after all it is one's first impression.

I wouldn't touch VMWare again under any circumstance

I now use virtualbox, xen and kvm, preferring the latter two.

honeybadger 12-30-2011 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4560845)
but qemu (or qemu-kvm) is more versatile.


raju.mopidevi 12-31-2011 08:54 AM

Virtual Box !

EricTRA 12-31-2011 09:15 AM


VMWare gets my vote since I use it a lot at work but a very close second place goes to QEMU which I started using only recently in combination with Tashi on a Hadoop cluster.

Kind regards,


manwichmakesameal 12-31-2011 09:39 AM

I'm gonna have to go with VMware. I've tried VirtualBox, and still use it some, but I have an ESXi server and it's great.

hasanatizaz 12-31-2011 12:44 PM

virtual box all the way.

gilead 12-31-2011 04:04 PM

Virtualbox exclusively for the last couple of years. I paid for VMWare before that, but got tired of trying to keep VMWare, the kernel and NVidia drivers playing nicely with each other.

Mr. Alex 12-31-2011 05:20 PM

QEMU, but this year I didn't have an opportunity to see how it works with hardware virtualization.

dyasny 01-02-2012 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4555634)
What is your VM of choice?


What is a VM? If you mean a hypervisor, then I can vote, but if you mean a virtualization management suite, then the list is really suboptimal, and things like Xen and KVM should be replaced with libvirt, vdsm, oVirt, RHEV, Proxmox and so on.

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