OT: VM slicing and dicing

Charles N Wyble charles at knownelement.com
Fri Nov 12 11:04:29 CST 2010

On 11/9/2010 2:38 PM, Brandon Kim wrote:
> Thanks everyone for your input today on this topic. I wanted to recap with a list of sites that everyone has suggested
> both online and offline for FYI purposes.
> http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/default.aspx

I haven't used system center, but have been very happy with Microsofts 
other management offerings. In particular the combination of WMI and 
Active Directory is pretty slick. Now days with W2k8 Server Core and VM 
friendly licensing, the Microsoft OS density on a hardware node is 
starting to approach Linux density levels.
> http://www.proxmox.com/products/proxmox-ve

I use Proxmox exclusively and am very happy with it. It's a great 
product. You might need to do a bit of CLI work if you want to support 
multiple VLANS or other slightly advanced features. I'm lazy but I might 
get around to patching the web UI at some point to support the stuff I 
do manually.  The OpenVZ docs are very clear and the process is pretty 
trivial to do on the CLI.

> http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/

This has received some serious attention from me, but it seemed a bit 
heavy on the startup requirements and it wanted to own my entire 
infrastructure.  Proxmox was just plug and play and reduced the effort 
to deploy virtual machines. Anyone here using openqrm? How demanding is 
it? Can you just utilize the pieces you want? These days most users have 
existing systems in place to handle storage, security, monitoring, os 
configuration management etc. I guess if you are a completely new 
startup, then OpenQRM might make sense.

> http://www.openstack.org/

Ah yes. The new comer of sorts. Anyone looked at this in detail? Beta 
deployed it?

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