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4answers
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What are the benefits of “enterprise-level” virtualization?

For a company with modest virtualization needs - VirtualBox is currently doing fine at hosting a few light servers - what would some of the benefits be of moving to a more robust platform? I'm ...
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1answer
526 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various virtual machine image formats? [closed]

Xen and Virtualbox etc both support a range of different virtual machine image formats. These are: vmdk, vdi, qcow & qcow2, hdd & vhd. Without any bias toward a particular product, I'm ...
2
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4answers
2k views

Can I virtualize multiple hosts into one virtual system?

I have 5 computer systems in our small office. From my basic understanding of Virtualization technology, I think I can virtualize the 5 systems into one big virtual system. I wish to confirm this. ...
2
votes
1answer
857 views

Xen Bridge Over VirtualBox Bridge

Short version: Will a Xen bridge work over a VirtualBox bridge? If so, how does it work? Long version: I have Debian 6 (Squeeze) 64bit installed as a guest in VirtualBox, which is setup as a bridge ...
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2answers
156 views

Turning physical linux server into several virtual servers [closed]

I'd like to create several virtual servers (all running linux) on my physical server. All of them will be used as headless servers - ie. they'd be the equivalent of an EC2 instance but running on my ...
3
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1answer
4k views

How to convert Xen image to VirtualBox?

I have some open-source Xen images (.img), that I want to convert to VirtualBox. Both the methods I tried (convertfromraw or to .xva via xva.py then to ova via XenConvert) produce FATAL: Fatal: No ...
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4answers
767 views

How do I deploy multiple virtual machines at a time?

What I need to do is create a virtual machine template and deploy up to a hundred copies of it at a time. I don't care if this is done in Hyper-V/SCVMM, VMWare ESXi, Xen or VirtualBox, as I can work ...
11
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6answers
2k views

Is virtualbox good for live server virtualization

I used virtual box before to test OS installation on my own personal computer. I'm not sure if it's suitable for actual virtualization on live servers. I mostly hear about Xen for that. Is virtualbox ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

KVM vs Xen vs Virtual box — Server setup, which is most performant?

Have read quite a few posts/articles on the web, including several QnA threads here at serverfault. However, I am quite confounded by the divergence of opinion. Given that much of what was share was ...
1
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3answers
4k views

Is there a minimal/lightweight Linux distro that directly boots into Xen / VBox so I can create/boot into one or more Virtual Machines?

Is there a minimal/lightweight Linux distro that directly boots into Xen / VBox so I can create/boot into one or more Virtual Machines? If not, How do I make one? I have four partitions I do not ...
4
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3answers
2k views

server virtualization: hypervisor (xen) or virtualbox?

Hey guys! I just set up a debian server for websites but now I need to install a windows server on the same machine because I need to run a game server (windows-only). Virtualbox is already installed ...
3
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1answer
545 views

Please clarify on the relation between Xen, VirtualBox, Sun VM and Oracle VM

Please clarify on the relation between xen, VirtualBox, Sun vm and Oracle vm Which products still exist after Oracle acquired Sun? which of the products that still exists are derived from xen?
4
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5answers
3k views

vmware server end of life, where to go now?

We have some virtual machines on vmware server 2.x running on 64 bit hardware and quite happy with it. As vmware server will no longer be offered we are thinking to migrate to ESXi, which seems is ...
4
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3answers
4k views

Xen vs virtualbox?

Is there much performance difference between Xen and virtual box?
6
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3answers
14k views

Xen vs. VirtualBox under heavy load?

Which performs better under heavy CPU and memory usage on the virtual servers, Xen or VirtualBox?