[Chugalug] Xen vs KVM vs ESXi

Adam Jimerson vendion at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 12:13:53 UTC 2013


Qemu/kvm is a great choice, even more so with the release of Qemu 1.4,
which brings the proformance of virtio block devices, network and hard
drives, to almost being on par with the host machine.  Of course this all
depends on if your guest supports virtio block dewices or not.
On Feb 21, 2013 4:02 AM, "Ed King" <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> not exactly "kvm" but "we" have had 40 netbooks running qemu on windows
> for a year now...   with the qemu accelerator installed the performance of
> the vm is damn close to the same app running natively on linux.    We did
> have clock skew but ntpclient solved that ;-)   Biggest problem seems to be
> when the host os (windows) looses mi-fi connectivity, the vm looses its
> networking also (of course), but the problem is that the vm continues to
> act a fool even when the  mi-fi signal comes back to the host.   We have a
> cheesy workaround in place, because we are the Masters of Cheese.
>
> anyway, another vote for kvm/qemu
>
>
> --- On *Thu, 2/21/13, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com>* wrote:
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>
> From: Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Chugalug] Xen vs KVM vs ESXi
> To: "CHUGALUG" <chugalug at chugalug.org>
> Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 12:51 AM
>
> I'm currently running ESXi at home - a bit of an overkill since I only
> have one VM on it. I'm setting up a new VM server and was wondering if I
> should try something else. What opinions do y'all have?
>
> -Eric
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