[Fwd: Re: What VM technology to use?]

Cary Bielenberg cary at bielenberg.id.au
Wed Aug 13 12:18:29 BST 2008

Dave Hall wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 19:40 +1000, Cary Bielenberg wrote:
>> I guess the main problem from my perspective is documentation & "spit
>> & polish" of Xen & KVM makes it hard if you only administer 10 odd
>> machines, It's ok if you eat sleep & breath these apps but to the
>> sysadmins who have to multi skill it is almost prohibitive to setup.
>> What I'm trying to say is Vmware is bundled so that it is easy to
>> implement! I want to use open source solutions & am sceptical of
>> commercial companies who have "free" & commercial offerings. I want to
>> try the alternatives but to say the least KVM is a pig to implement
>> considering *buntu has made this the default. I googled for how to's
>> but there was a fair bit of ambiguity & confusion in the
>> implementation.  
> What information are you missing about implementing KVM?  I will try to
> blog a complete howto using libvirt (and if needed virt-manager).  I do
> it all a bit manually, but it works and I am happy to share it with
> others.
> If there is a genuine need for it, I will put something together in the
> coming days.
> <insert-poll-here /> +1 for me
> Cheers
> Dave

         I have struggled for 2 days to set KVM up! I have 5 Vmware & 2 
new servers that could do with this knowledge.

Thanks Cary
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