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Opensource Xen?

By stewagd ·
I notice there's been no mention of the open source Xen
solutions from OpenSuSE, Debian, Fedora, etc... Is the
general thought that these lack support, tools, extras, etc.
or is it just a matter of trying to keep the discussion short
by sticking to commonly available "off-the-shelf" products?
I'm currently working in the Debian Xen environment on a
limited basis (6 Debian client servers/Debian host server).
We're getting ready to expand and at least one client server
will be Win2K3/R2 OS. Am I looking for problems using open
source on this one?

Geo

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by scott_heath In reply to Opensource Xen?

Are you referring to VMWare ESX Server? I fiddled with Oracle's Xen implementation but found it much more difficult to use and it lacked the features of VMWare's product line. Of course, if money is an object, then spending $6,000 to $10,000 per host server might not work for you. And I don't think that includes the cool goodies like VMotion. But if you have a SAN and plan to expand you virtualized environment, I would go with VMWare.

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