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Virtualization

VMware

Pro

  • Able to bridge networks without manually creating bridges in the Windows network config
  • Automatically mounts shared folders (in /mnt/hgfs)
  • Can use VMs with VMware Server (e.g. if you want to run as a service) or VMware Player

Con

  • VMware Tools for Linux always seem to be behind
  • Workstation on Linux is buggy

Notes

VirtualBox

Pro

  • VirtualBox Guest Additions seem to work better with Linux than VMware's tools (e.g. with VirtualBox the login manager is resized)

Con

  • Manual configuration of network bridging 1)
  • Manual mounting of shared folders
  • Needs to be manually run as administrator to be able to access physical disks (as far as I can tell)
  • No way (built-in, at least) to run VMs as a service (VMware workstation has the same limitation)
  • Virtual Machines can't be easily moved without export to OVF (VM info and hard drives separate, no way to register a new VM in the GUI)

Notes

Proxmox VE

https://www.proxmox.com/

Debian-based open-source (AGPL) VM manager using KVM; also manages OpenVZ containers. Supports HA / live migration.

1)
Fixed in version 2.1.0 (released 2008-12-17).
info/virtualization.txt · Last modified: 2014-11-09 05:46 by adminsam