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  1. #1
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    Which VPS is suitable for me?

    Hi,

    I am a current user of VMware Server and I see there are better VPS s/w out there.

    My requirement is:-
    1. To support as many OS as possible for the guests or at least Windows, Linux and FreeBSD
    2. Free -OR- very cheap to start
    3. Can support more than 15 VMs on a dual Xeon setup.
    4. Ability to control the CPU power for each VM.
    5. Stable
    6. Come with Management UI for the admin and the VM's user.

    I am current considering XenOpen, VmWare ESXi and maybe Virtuozo if the price is not too high. Which is a good one for the use of hosting company to resell to my clients? I am more bias to ESXi and I'm a VMware user for quite a while already.

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    Out of the 3 choices, I would recommend Virtuozzo which is what most of the hosting company's use today. But if you're already familiar with VMware ESXi and with their new vSphere 4.0 out, that isn't a bad choice as well.

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    Use the VMWare setup especially when you're going to have to support your users. Or expect to spend a few weeks familiarizing yourself with the other technologies, which is a long time in this industry.

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    We've had very good luck with Virtuozzo and highly recommend it to others...

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    xVM works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcatf14 View Post
    Hi,

    I am a current user of VMware Server and I see there are better VPS s/w out there.

    My requirement is:-
    1. To support as many OS as possible for the guests or at least Windows, Linux and FreeBSD
    2. Free -OR- very cheap to start
    3. Can support more than 15 VMs on a dual Xeon setup.
    4. Ability to control the CPU power for each VM.
    5. Stable
    6. Come with Management UI for the admin and the VM's user.

    I am current considering XenOpen, VmWare ESXi and maybe Virtuozo if the price is not too high. Which is a good one for the use of hosting company to resell to my clients? I am more bias to ESXi and I'm a VMware user for quite a while already.
    Virtuozzo is expensive, $100 for 10 VPS's.


    I suggest VSControl as it's only $39 for unlimited VPS's.

    VSControl is used on top of Xen.

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    Hi,

    I would suggest you to go for OpenVZ + Proxmox. Proxmox is a GIU interface for VM management.

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    Which of the recommended options above provide control for the CPU power delegation for each VMs?

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    We really like both Virtuozzo and ESXi and have services off both. VMware's Licensing costs on ESXi/VM/Month are much higher than what one sees from Parallels so VMWare services generally go for more per month per VM.
    Dave Allen, Utility Infielder
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveallen View Post
    We really like both Virtuozzo and ESXi and have services off both. VMware's Licensing costs on ESXi/VM/Month are much higher than what one sees from Parallels so VMWare services generally go for more per month per VM.
    I thought ESXi 3.5/4 is free now?

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    Not for hosting production where you need vmotion.
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    What options do I have for free VPS that I could offer for hosting environment?

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    Free? Hmmmm. Check out http://wiki.openvz.org
    Large installed base of hosters. Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveallen View Post
    Free? Hmmmm. Check out http://wiki.openvz.org
    Large installed base of hosters. Good Luck.
    How about Xen?

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    For production, your choices are probably more or less restricted to the above few choices, there may be others just as stable, but it might be harder to get support/community experience for those.
    You might want to also KIV KVM - not quite completely stable for production yet, but I think that could change within a year.

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    For Virtuozzo, what is the support OS for the guests VM? I am using Vmware server now and it could support most of the available OS in the market.

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    Virtuozzo is the premium version of OpenVZ isn't it? That means it's Linux only.

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    Yup. Another good one by reputation and installed base.
    I am not the person to talk about Xen much. Supposedly they have a 17% market share, but that number has to be much much higher in the hosting world. (non-corporate, non-enterprise)
    Dave Allen, Utility Infielder
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    Virtuozzo Containers supports all of the following:
    Linux
    Windows Server 2003 (64-bit is best)
    Windows Server 2008
    One OS type per physical host.
    Dave Allen, Utility Infielder
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    Can Xen VPS support Linux and Windows for the guests? Is it stable? How many VMs have you guys created on a single server with Xen as the VPS?

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    We don't run Xen but some staff have played with it on their own time.

    I got this from Wikipedia : "as of Xen version 3.0, unmodified versions of Microsoft Windows and other proprietary operating systems can also be used as guests if the CPU supports x86 virtualization (e.g., Intel VT or AMD-V)"
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