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Re: [Xen-users] Re: Input from xen hosting providers?

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  • From: Brandon Lamb <brandonlamb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:55:31 -0700
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On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM, chris <khris4@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Have you taken a look a xenserver and thereÂcomparisonÂlist to vmware on
> chttp://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/feature.asp?contentID=1686939&ntref=prod_top
> Âtake
> a look at that link.
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Brandon Lamb <brandonlamb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have also been battling with a lot of "well vmware already does
>> that, its working on the box he has setup right now, why dont we just
>> run that".
>> Today i saw that vmware apparently has some builtin clustering system,
>> so you can create a virtual disk and attach it to multiple clients? I
>> didnt really have a quick xen solution for that.
>> Also another note, is there a list (whether one point or twenty) on
>> WHY would you run xen instead of vmware? Xen gets better performance?
>> Is that the only reason? vmware has this, and that, pretty gui,
>> builtin virtual disk clustering, blah blah, I dont even know what
>> else.
>> I need some more ammunition for tomorrow when we resume our discussion
>> and hopefully dont end up wrestling in the parking lot...

Yea I believe I have seen that, but that is a pretty crap list, seems
to pretty much be useless sales "fluff". Like wth is "Intelligent
server maintenance mode". To someone just starting to setup xen or
decide on kvm, xen or vmware, that really doesnt mean anything in
plain english.

Or "Virtual infrastructure patch management"... Hm ok sweet, whatever
that is lol. Theres no quick obvious links to what any of that means.
Where is the REAL benefits to using xen over vmware. Vmware does
everything, click click its done.

Im ok with spending time and a little sweat to get xen WORKING, from
all the stuff I could find to read xen is suppose to be faster, built
with security in mind, etc. The console commands seem comfortable
enough, i run all linux so using a click click GUI is weird.

Basically I am in the position of trying to justify to the powers that
be that we should use xen instead of just *settling* on vmware because
its click click oh look it works.

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