virtualization Platforms

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by ics, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. ics

    ics Member

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    G'day Guys,

    Just wanted to ask if anybody has any experience with KVM as a VT platform for corporate clients?

    We have traditionally used vmware for all our virtualisation however recently we lost a tender as the other party was using Redhat Enterprise with KVM and it was much cheaper than our offering.

    This got me thining if KVM is a stable platform for enterprise grade services...

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  2. fredhoon

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    Have a search in this sub section for posts by elvis, he has many lengthy dissertations on KVM and Xen vs VMWare. There is also a consolidated virtualisation thread in the Other OS section.
     
  3. Zer0

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    Personally I am a fan of Citrix XenServer, it's pricing is extremely sharp compared with vmware, you can try it out for free to see how it will suit your needs and I have used it in a bunch of large production deployments with great results.

    I have been very interested to try out Redhat's KVM based solution but there seems to be no way to give it a try without buying it so it goes straight off my list unfortunately. Hopefully one day they will make a limited free version or if not then at least a time limited full feature trial, at which time I would be really glad to give it a shot.
     
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    If you sign up you get a free trial last time I checked :thumbup:

    There is also Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Scientific Linux etc. which will let you run KVM and all are free. There are guide everywhere that will get you started.
     
  5. Zer0

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    oh cool I will give it a look and see.

    I know you can use KVM on a wide range of platforms but they do not exactly provide the polish and ease that vmware or xenserver do in my experience. I saw convirture 2 had some cool admin tools for running KVM on ubuntu but they seemed to hit some issues with cannonical getting the tools into the repos and it all seemed like a lot of mess at the end of the day unfortunately so I passed on it. Maybe they have their act sorted out now and warranty another look as well.
     
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