[ubuntu-cloud] which is better KVM or virtual BOX

Ahmed Kamal ahmed.kamal at canonical.com
Mon Aug 23 10:24:36 BST 2010

  On 08/21/2010 07:23 PM, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 1:16 AM, Mark Shuttleworth<mark at ubuntu.com>  wrote:
>> I'd strongly recommend KVM for server applications.
> Osama,
> Beyond that, KVM is excellent for desktop virtualization as well.  You
> can use the "testdrive" utility in Ubuntu to easily fire up desktop or
> server ISOs in a KVM virtual machine, without knowing much of anything
> about KVM or virtualization.  You might also consider virt-manager,
> for a wizard-based approach to creating VMs.
> The only time I'd recommend you consider VirtualBox is if you need to
> run virtual machines on a system who's CPU does not support VT
> extensions.  In this case, VirtualBox will be about 10x faster than
> KVM.
Hi Osama,

For server style workloads => KVM all the way
For Desktop style virtualization, both are options, and I'd like to add 
to what Dustin said, that I'd consider vbox also, if you need the vbox 
guest additions features (easy shared folders, accelerated display 
driver, full-screen, audio...)


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