gorkon at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 17:06:22 EDT 2011
Can you snapshot with KVM? If so, then go with that as it does really
perform nicely. The only think that has me waffling is some of the
management features that VirtualBox and VMware give you.
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 3:36 PM, linc <l4c at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> On 10/22/11 1:04 PM, Billy Staggs wrote:
>> Opinions? OK, here's my take:
>> Yes a laptop may be quieter and use less power, but seldom do the match
>> the performance of a equally equipped full sized PC (or server), nor do I
>> believe they will last as long running constantly. Just too many
>> compromises made to keep size down. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to
>> give up my laptop, but I wouldn't trade it from my desktop either. Having
>> said that I once ran a laptop with a non-functional LCD as a sever for
>> On my job we have tested many difference visualization technophiles and
>> without question VMware has came out on top almost every time. It is pretty
>> much the industry standard as far as I can tell. ESXi is pretty much the
>> cheese as far as I am concerned. I am almost ashamed at how long we go
>> between reboots on the host servers. We also run VMware Workstation for
>> testing and lab environment with very good results. I hesitate to say
>> anything on this list, but we have also had good luck with Hyper-V server,
>> but it's not as flexible as ESXi.
>> For what it's worth...
>> bstaggs <><
> Ran all my server needs off an old laptop for almost 3 years (without a
> reboot even) before I got a standard server. Now, I have laptop which
> has several times the resources I have available no the server hardware
> and thought I may be able to press that into better use and save some
> money at the same time. As for ESX, I use that almost exclusively at work
> on about 400 machines, but I have recently been quite taken with how well
> KVM works, and virtualbox has been a staple for me on my desktop machines
> for years now. All good stuff.
> -Linc Fessenden
> In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...
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