Re: [OT] Debian + Virtualization > Sharing Experiences
> Maybe this isn't OffTopic, but I added [OT] tag just in case.
> I am in charge of installing 5 VMs - Linux + FreeBSD + Windows +
> I figured it would be better to have ESXi installed, but the server
> machine is not compatible with it.
> That said, I am searching for the best way to implement this without
> using ESXi.
> I am not really experienced when it comes to virtualization, so I know I
> could learn a lot from your advices.
> What would YOU do?
> Obviously, I will run Debian "under the hood", but what would you run on
> top of it to support 5 VMs?
You can achieve your goals with a lot of virtualisation technologies. On
questions like this you will get several answers from different people
that they are fully satisfied with their solutions. (Xen, KVM, Virtualbox
and and and)
For myself I use Xen, KVM and VMWare Server. All three have disadvantages
but they work great for me and my servers. For me Xen is the most reliable
and feature rich technology but the Linux kernel folks do not like the
code. KVM might be the shooting star in the Linux Kernel world, but I
think it is a bit new and misses some feature Xen already has. VMWare
Server has a higher demand on hardware but easier to setup. (But has an
awfully bad JAVA Webapp for administration (IMHO) ).