[SATLUG] what is the best virtual machine?

jaret jaret at aberlorn.com
Mon Jun 14 13:27:23 CDT 2010


Re. Virtual Machines, I've been using Proxmox for a year now in a 
production environment. Easy to install. Terrific support forum. 
Supports live migration, when one wants to move servers.

http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Main_Page



Doug wrote:
> Hello all SATLUG members!
>
> I have a HP Pavilion, 3.33 ghz AMD 64 dual quad processors, 8 gigs RAM 
> and a 1.5 TB hard drive.
>
> It is currently loaded with Windows 7 Professional with Microsoft 
> Security Essentials.
>
> I would like to install a virtual machine on top of this operating 
> system, and make it capable of running a Linux server distribution, 
> keyed to handling a modrate vilume email server via Postfix.  The 
> object is to have this machine receive email for multiple domains, 
> scrub it for virus infections, anti-spam, etc then forward it to a 
> Windows mail server (Imail) where users can send/receive as well as 
> net login.
>
> I would also like to set up another virtual machine on this box to 
> host web sites, with the availibility of PHP, MySQL, etc.
>
> My question is twofold:  first what virtual machine software would you 
> recommend that would handle this task?  Second is there anyone 
> available who is proficient in installing and setting this up, with 
> the capability of using Webmin for remote administration, adding 
> domains, email accounts, editing Perl scripts, and etc.  I would 
> expect to be obligated for reasonable compensation for this service.
>
> I have heard of VMware, however my experience is that it will 
> frequently and unexpectly crash and bring the server down.
>
> Thanks for your opinions
>
> Doug
> Whitedoghosting.



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