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Old 08-18-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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help me choose. vmware esxi or xen server or hyper-v


I wanted to setup a new virtual environment at work on a server and an older san. This would not be a production setup.

We currently have esx 4.1 in our production. And we also have hyper-v in another test enviroment. However, I was thinking of getting rid of the hyper-v and setting up xenserver.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Should I stick with hyper-v or go with xen server. Or should I just make our whole virtual network run on vmware, even though the free esxi cannot be managed via v-sphere?


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I haven't tried this myself because I didn't find it until recently, but it looks a lot nicer than what our virtualbox environment is.

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Since it is not a production system, try it all and see what you like.


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