Saturday, April 19, 2008

Home Virtualization Question

An open question to all:

Which virtualization solution should I use on my home server? You're choices are: Xen or VMware server.

The Host OS will probably be SLES 10 SP1 (which I think means Windows should run under Xen) - but what are the gotchas? I'm less familiar with Xen. Can you get a GUI session up on a Xen client? Can either solution mount partitions from the local server (useful providing a network share around the house without a huge OS image)?



Snodge said...

I'd use VirtualBox, as it's also free, given a hypothetical third option. Otherwise I'd use vmware, as it's easier to setup and use...

nic said...

I've put on Xen which via virt-manager is pretty easy (although - I've just hit a small issue ...)

Hugh - what's your e-mail? Contact me at nic at world of nic dot oh ar gee. Be good to chat.