I’m looking for a new server at the moment and a fitting virtualization solution. On my recent server I’m using VMware server but don’t what this one anymore as it is very very slow.
I have the opportunity to work on a cluster which is using Proxmox with OpenVZ which is amazingly fast. How does Xen as DomU compare to that? Which one would you recommend?
The new machine’s going to be a Core i7 with 12 GB RAM. I’d like to either use Debian 6 or Ubuntu 10.04, but I’d prefer Ubuntu. Debian 5 is too old meanwhile and I hate using backports. The same’s for the guest systems, I’m not planning to use any Windows or something like that on this machine. So the disadvantage of not having the possibility to use KVM is ok.
I found this thread here regarding this matter but it’s pretty old, so I’d rather ask again ;-).