bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

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bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby sgtfoo » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:33 pm

As we all seek our own best options, list the ones you know about!
(note this list is not intended to include the software renditions such as VirtualBox)

I'll get the obvious ones out of the way..

> VMWare ESXi - comes in free edition (with hardware limitations) or paid edition (limited by license choice)
>> http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere- ... rview.html
>> apparently isn't a heavily modified Linux kernel at the core

(UPDATED, see below) > ProxmoxVE - open-source (free), based on Debian, no obvious hardware limitations, paid support options
>> http://proxmox.com/products/proxmox-ve
>> utilizes interesting Kernel-sharing OpenVZ containers (http://wiki.openvz.org/Main_Page)
>> it's a slimmed down Debian Distro at the core

> Citrix XenServer - comes in free edition (with hardware limitations) or paid edition (limited by license choice)
>> http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/produ ... f=prod_cat
>> essentially the competitor to VMware ESXi.
>> Also is a heavily modified Linux distro in the hands of a big corporation.

I know there's got to be more, but these are the ones I know about so far.
tell us!
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Re: bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby ciscoh » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:38 pm

Probably should add Microsoft Hyper-V. I have no real knowledge of it to list any feathures or pros.cons

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Re: bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby sgtfoo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:16 am

Microsoft Hyper-V -- free until you add fancy features or support.
>> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-c ... fault.aspx
>> interesting comparison chart.. http://www.microsoft.com/global/en-us/s ... 00x350.png

Fedora with KVM -- obviously free.. it's just Fedora with kernel-integrated and package-added KVM support.
>> not truly bare-metal, but with a minimal Fedora install, this could be.
.. some how-tos..
> http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Ins ... ualization
> http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Man ... st_Systems
>> features for this would be limited to what you have in the upcoming Fedora Gnome GUI add-in for using KVM VMs.
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Re: bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby ciscoh » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:11 pm

Marketers are funny peeps.

ESXi does do the 2 things that graphic says it doesnt.......migration and HA.

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Re: bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby sgtfoo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:27 am

Got another OS to add to the list..

> OpenNode - open-source (free)
>> http://opennodecloud.com/
>> Uses very new repo content because it's core is CentOS 6.x
>> unique config that requires host/client control setup
>> relatively new
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Re: bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby sgtfoo » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:09 am

Noting an update for those that use Proxmox..

> ProxmoxVE - open-source, based on Debian, no obvious hardware limitations, paid support options
>> http://proxmox.com/products/proxmox-ve
>> utilizes interesting Kernel-sharing OpenVZ containers (http://wiki.openvz.org/Main_Page)
>> it's a slimmed down Debian Distro at the core

>> as of version 3.1, has a subscription-based enterprise-grade repo for roughly $5 USD/ month. The community-grade repo that remains free of cost is now considered by the Proxmox team as "less stable".
For those wishing to have the convenience of built binaries of tested and enterprise production grade updates, the cost applied is per-CPU-socket.

Opinion: It's likely advised that you take on the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" update pattern, as the less stable packages in the test/community repo begin to exist as such. If you're on version 3.0, stay there if you want to avoid the nag-window in v3.1, that is until we find a way to hack it to not pop up in the community version.
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Re: bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby bigfoot65 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:14 pm

Yea, that stinks. I upgraded before I found the pop up. For now, I will just have to live with it. Until we have a better option, it's not that big a deal to click ok.

I wondered how long it would last before they would start wanting money. It's not that I mind paying, but would rather pay a small fee once and not monthly.
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Re: bare-metal Virtualization OSs!

Postby bigfoot65 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:33 pm

Found a hack to remove the pop up in 3.1. Do the following via SSH:

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cp /usr/share/pve-manager/ext4/pvemanagerlib.js /usr/share/pve-manager/ext4/pvemanagerlib.js_BKP
Currently on line 450 of the file, however it may change with future updates, there is a line similar to below:
if (data.status !== 'Active') {
If you remove the exclamation point
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it will only show the pop up if you have a subscription instead of when you don't :)
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