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Thread: Recommendations for getting started with a virtual hypervisor

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    Recommendations for getting started with a virtual hypervisor

    We are looking at setting up some new hardware and then running virtual servers rather than physical file servers. We are looking at this for flexibility and to reduce hardware costs, etc.
    We are looking for:
    • GUI management of the virtual servers
    • Physical to virtual migration
    • Optional - virtual to physical
    • Inexpensive
    • Able to grow
    • Production environment

    We have looked at VMWare.com and find their site very confusing for first timers. I also know there are other solutions out there some free, some not.

    What solutions would you Ubuntu server users recommend?

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    Re: Recommendations for getting started with a virtual hypervisor

    Proxmox is a great, free solution that uses both KVM and OpenVZ virtualization technologies. Openstack is another solution, but more difficult to setup than Proxmox. Setting up your fileservers to scale out is very popular too. Ceph and Gluster are two open source options for this.
    Last edited by rubylaser; May 2nd, 2013 at 07:55 PM.

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    Re: Recommendations for getting started with a virtual hypervisor

    Thanks for mentioning Proxmox. I've heard it recommended quite often but I thought it didn't have a free version, glad I was wrong.
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