[BlueOnyx:08614] Re: XenServer

Colin Jack colin at mainline.co.uk
Mon Sep 26 10:19:30 PET 2011

Hi Joachim,

> I´m using Xenserver (the free one) to virtualise both (Linux and Windows).
> I have´d used VmWare Esxi 4.x before (also free), but Xen is more comfortable
> and have a few features more for me.
> Both are running stable, but you are right: VmWare is heavy expensive if you
> are buying the license - xenserver´s pricing is ok I think.
> Both free solutions don´t have backup integrated.
> I think the performance from Vmware is with windows better than xen, but I
> don´t have tests.


The paid for version of XenServer certainly looks pretty good - with full HA etc.

Also taking a look at Oracle VM

I have downloaded a trial copy - just need to find some suitable hardware in my shed to test it ;)



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