[Chugalug] Chugalug Digest, Vol 7, Issue 85

Peter Veotsch petveot at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 21 13:59:08 UTC 2013


I use VirtualBox as  my hypervisor.  It runs well and fast under mint.  I haven't noticed many practical differences between the type 1 and type 2 hypervisors for workstation use.

Peter Voetsch


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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Xen vs KVM vs ESXi (Lynn Dixon)
   2. Re: Xen vs KVM vs ESXi (Mike Harrison)
   3. Re: Xen vs KVM vs ESXi (Ed King)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:18:25 -0500
From: Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com>
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group
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Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Xen vs KVM vs ESXi
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I am a big KVM fan since its built into the kernel (for a while now, but
cant remember what kernel version it was introduced).  I run all of my VM's
on my laptop using KVM.  I like using virt-manager and virsh to manage the
machines, and then I use Spice as the remote-control and display protocol.
Spice allows you to redirect USB to the guest, and even do on the fly
display resizing of the guest as you resize the window.

I would also recommend oVirt if you are looking for a great web based
console and the ability to manage 1 to many hosts. I use this in my home
lab on an old IBM x3650 as a host.  oVirt is also the upstream for Red
Hat's RHEV product.  Heres the website:  http://www.ovirt.org

oVirt is based on KVM as well. You should give it a go! Its pretty nice,
and the web console is really slick.



On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:51 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:17:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>
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Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Xen vs KVM vs ESXi
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On Wed, 20 Feb 2013, Eric Wolf wrote:
> 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?

I'll give credit to Adam for making me a believer in KVM/Qemu.

My understanding of it is minimal, which means it "just works". The few 
times I've needed to do something with it, it's been a bit of a pain to 
figure it out, edit the text file or issue the command, but so far, it 
always "just works". Servers on it are long term stable, run smooth, and 
seem to not have issues like clock slew that I saw in our very limited 
playing with vmPlayer. We can even use USB ports for serial communications.










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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:02:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net>
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Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Xen vs KVM vs ESXi
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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:

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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