Best Server Virtualization Software

Discussion in 'VPS - Virtual Private Server' started by Asphyxia, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Asphyxia

    Asphyxia Web Admin Administrator Moderator

    XenServer - Citrix XenServer is a complete server virtualization software platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor offering fast and secure virtualization.

    Hyper-V - Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product providing a simplified, reliable, cost-effective and optimized virtualization solution.

    VMware vSphere - VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

    KVM - KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is an open-source virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).

    OpenVZ - OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux that creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict.

    Virtuozzo - Provider of Virtualization, Storage, and Cloud Infrastructure Software.


    Does anyone have experience with server virtualization software? If so, which do you prefer as a user or hoster?
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  2. Datalow

    Datalow Active Member

    It depends on what you plan to do with the servers.
    The most common linux virtualizations are KVM and OpenVZ.

    I prefer OpenVZ because you can "oversell" the containers and it's easy to use.
    Just google a bit the difference between KVM and OpenVZ so you can figure out which one is the best for you.
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  3. Agusanz

    Agusanz Contributing Member

    I has been using VMware vSphere for like 2 years now, i dont have any experience with others hypervisors yet, but i want to play with XenServer anytime soon.
    sadly free license doesn't have many features to play with, you dont get any fancy features. if you're going to try this software, dont enable your free license till you're about to reach the end of your trial time. (60 days)
    Hardware limitations:
    CPU: 1 physical with unlimited cores
    RAM: Unlimited (it was limited till vSphere 5.5 i believe)
    Network: Carefull about your nics, vSphere is REALLY picky about nics :( (you can add more drivers to your iso, but you will be limited to this list:
  4. AAA777

    AAA777 New Member

  5. Qraktzyl

    Qraktzyl Contributor

    If you plan on selling vps, solusvm is the way to go. I use solusvm with a openvz master to accomplish this. Whmcs is good for automating things with it too.

    If you do not wish to sell, proxmox is really solid. However, they replaced openvz with LXC wich is according to me a bad thing. Yes the kernel is updated, but it's not really production environment friendly...
  6. 0vert1m3

    0vert1m3 Contributor

    Vmware esxi 6.x
  7. Lemon

    Lemon New Member

    I am a fan of KVM paired with virtualizor

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