Am I correct that you can boot up any operating system with either of these virtualization types as they act as a bare metal machine and compile your own kernel?
I am looking to switch over from OpenVZ to a Type-1 (is it?) hypervisor, so more OSes can be booted. I was just wondering if Xen PV, Xen HVM or KVM was a better choice for hosting clients or if it just comes down to personal preference?
I recently bought an E3-1230V3 with 32GB of RAM and maxed it out with a Hardware RAID card for RAID-10 on disks.
So from what I've gathered.
- XEN HVM = bare metal. like physical machine
- XEN PV = *nix based and kernel compile
- KVM = *nix based and kernel compile