[SATLUG] Xen Server

Peter Cross pjcrux at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 11:42:31 CDT 2009

Open VMWare is a possibility as well.



Peter Cross

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Greg Swift <gregswift at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2009-09-16, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > If your goal is to become more marketable in the enterprise world and you
> > want relevant experience, you need to work with the 'enterprise'
> > hypervisors' out there: Citrix Xen Server and VMware ESX. Microsoft
> Hyper-V
> > is also in the same space but I'm not sure if you want to learn the
> > Microsoft stuff. Either way, only Xen Server and Hyper-V Server are
> > completely free. You can download a trial of ESX, but they do require a
> > license eventually. You can get ESXi for free, but it is a watered down
> > version of ESX and I wouldn't recommend learning on it either. Of all the
> > options you have available to you, I would highly recommend Xen Server
> > unless you can get someone to get you an enterprise ESX license. I can
> also
> > tell you that 99% of our clients have VMware ESX deployed in the data
> > center, while the remaining 1% is mostly Xen. I know of maybe one group
> who
> > uses Hyper-V exclusively. That's not to say that those percentages will
> not
> > change over time, of course they will, but you get an idea what the most
> in
> > demand skill set is. I think in the larger market, VMware is around 80%,
> > Xen
> > is around 10% and the rest (Parallels, Virtual Iron, xVM, Hyper-V, etc.)
> > all
> > share the last 10%.
> >
> >
> > E
> Keep your eye out on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization suite as well,
> they will be releasing a stand-alone hypervisor, which will likely see a
> free Fedora and/or CentOS counterpart.
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Peter J. Cross
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