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    Is virtualization/hypervisor a solution for my needs?

    Hi!

    Foa, sorry for the vague subject, i tried to grab attention I recently assembled my desktop machine and installed ubuntu 9.04. I plan to use it primarily (switching from windows). I want the machine to serve the following purposes:
    1. Subversion for all my java, perl, and php code;
    2. A webserver for my blogs;
    3. Using the 4 cores (Phenom 2 x4 940) for my research related cpu intensive processes (sometimes);
    4. Host a file server (to share media with family);
    5. Do programming,
    6. Install, test, and uninstall different middleware projects (jboss etc.);
    I might be asking too much, but I won't be doing this all at the same time. Now, I see that I should think in terms of virtualization (hypervisor perhaps). Should I be using type 1 or type 2 hypervisor? What would be an optimal virtualization configuration for my needs?

    I am too good at messing up the configurations and installations. So, I want to make sure that all of my 6 purposes should remain isolated. I also want the webserver to run flawlessly, so should it be inside a VM or installed on the Host itself?

    Please elaborate your suggestions, thanks a lot!

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    Re: Is virtualization/hypervisor a solution for my needs?

    I think you could possibly install say Ubuntu Server Edition, and then install Xen on top of then. Then install Ubuntu Desktop Edition into Xen.

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    Re: Is virtualization/hypervisor a solution for my needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelSammels View Post
    I think you could possibly install say Ubuntu Server Edition, and then install Xen on top of then. Then install Ubuntu Desktop Edition into Xen.
    What about MonkeyNet's reply here: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-225546.html

    I would be requiring gnome or kde, and I'll do coding too. How about u-desktop-ed as host and Xen on top of it; then, 1 u-server-ed in one of the vms?

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