I work in a hybrid windows/linux workplace. I currently need to acquire a new server in the office and have decided that virtualization on the server would be the best option. I want to know the pros and cons of the following setups:
Windows Hosting a Guest Linux Server
Linux Hosting a Guest Windows Server
Unfortunately, the purchase of two separate servers for each operating system is not within the budget. Licensing costs are a concern and I would like to minimize them if possible by using open source as much as possible.
What are the Pro's/Con's/Options of each? Anyone currently using a similar setup?
Additionally, any best practices and other options are welcome as well!
** Update ** It seems that I was a little out of touch with current virtualization options. I have selected the best answer for others considering the path I was originally going to take.