[Chugalug] Linux VM Host Choices

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 14 22:49:03 UTC 2014


The statement "it forces some choices that seem suboptimal once things 
get big or odd" has peeked my curiosity. Would you mind elaborating on 
that, particularly what you mean by big or odd?

Regards,
Matt

On 03/13/2014 09:35 PM, Joseph Simoneau wrote:
>
> My homelab is currently on KVM, and it's alright. Compared to VMware  
> workstation, the network setup is weirder and possibly limiting.
>
> If I were starting over today, I'd try ESXi (managed with workstation) 
> and xen. I wouldn't rebuild with KVM because it forces some choices 
> that seem suboptimal once things get big or odd.
>
> The big plus with KVM and Xen, as I see it, is that you can use Ceph 
> or something like it for the datastore instead of just direct disks or 
> a NAS/SAN that adds other complexities.
>
> -js
>
>



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