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Virtualization - Software Suggestions
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Im currently looking for a virtualization solution. I would prefer opensource.
What i fund so for is XEN and virtouzzo container (expensive but still an option), however, as im decently new in this field i thought its maybe smart to ask arround in a dev community, may there is somebody out there who can suggest a solution.
The purpose of the virtualization is to run linux VPS on a dedicated server.
The server specs are Ubuntu 12.04 (another option would be debian) intel I5, 8GB ddr3, SSD for OS, HDD for storage.
The goal is to at least run 10 VMs with ubuntu 12.04 or debain squeeze.
Thx for any suggestions /ideas...
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If you're planning on running a host machine and up to 10 vm's, I'd look at increasing the RAM on the host machine, 8GB is insufficient imo.
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For what it's worth, I connect to my vm host only by ssh, and then forward vnc ports to view vm consoles over the ssh connection. You can also install virt-manager on a linux workstation and set it up to hook up to a remote vm host.
The net result is you get a graphical interface to manage your vm's on your workstation.
One of the nice things about kvm/qemu is you can do almost everything from the command line using virsh
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Definitely use KVM for that many virtual boxes. As stated before 8GB of ram is not going to be sufficient for 10 virtual machines. You will have to allocate ram to each VM so you are looking at 11 operating systems total running sharing a pool of 8 gigs. Assuming an even distribution of memory across all machines that is less than 750mb of ram per machine. I would certainly not host my site on a "dedicated" machine with such specs.