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Old 10-14-2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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Virtualization test environment

Hi everybody!!

I would like to make some test about virtualization with xen over rhel.
The problem is that I read that I can't virtualize up to 4 servers if I don't have the Advanced Platform version of rhel.

The question is how I can have a complete xen functionality and unlimited number of virtualized servers without spend any money.

Do you recommend xen like the best solution for hypervisor?

Thanks very much.
Old 10-15-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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You have a couple of options.

1. Pay for RHEL AS.

2. Go with CentOS, which is a community rebuild of RHEL, and comes in the AS version by default. It does not have some of the value-add stuff that might be useful; this might include some of the virtualization management bits you are looking for.

3. Use VMware Server instead of Xen. VMware Server is free.

I'm currently doing VMware Server 1.0.x on CentOS 4, and it meets my needs.
Old 10-15-2008, 04:13 PM   #3
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Another free option is Sun's VirtualBox.


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