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  1. #1

    Post Which hypervisor to use?

    I have a dedicated server specs below, on which I can install those hyper-visors:
    • VMware ESXi (5.0)

    • Citrix Xen Server

    • Proxmox VE

    • SolusVM

    • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers

    • Microsoft Hyper-V

    Server specs:
    • CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1225v2 4 Cores / 4 Threads (3.2 GHz+)

    • RAM: 32 GB

    • HDD: 2 x 2 TB SATA

    My questions to you guys are:
    • Is it worth to use virtualization on this hardware?

    • Which hypervisor should I use?

    I want to use virtualization because I need two systems Linux (Debian or Centos) and Windows (Server 2008 R2 or 2012) on my dedicated server.

  2. #2
    Your goal (last sentence) makes your first question useless.

    As for which hypervisor,the easiest to use is ESXi but comes with a bunch of downloads. I would rather go with proxmox. I believe it can run windows guest OS. Never tried windows on it yet.

    I have my servers run on proxmox at the moment.
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    Use KVM or Vmware ESXi 5.5

  4. #4
    Use xen or vmware esxi

  5. VMWare or Proxmox (KVM). Remember tho, you will need a compatible hardware RAID controller with VMWare.
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    I would use VMWare - Reliable Shared, Reseller, and KVM VPS Hosting Services.
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    Go with VMware 5. It's fast, stable & flexible.

    If you want to practice/test first, then install VMware Workstation on your laptop and get the config the way you want it and then deploy from there.
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    I would use ESXi.

    However, I'm a bit concerned about your disk setup. What RAID controller are you planning to use? You are going to get poor performance with all hypervisors with SATA drives.
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    Since you would need a Windows-license anyway I would recommend Hyper-V 2012 R2. It
    runs Linux guests better than Citrix XenServer and Windows Servers are of course
    perfect guests.

    For each Windows Server Standard-license you get the physical Hypervisor and 2 Windows VMs.

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