Choosing a hypervisor product
Posted on 2009-03-31
I need to move several VMs from the free VMware product and create about 10 more for software testing purposes.
So we just bought 2x new servers with 1x quad cores and 8gb ram each
We've got MS licencing via our partnership so I'm wondering whether to use that or to go with VMWare ESX (probably not as its too expensive) or one of the free ones like XEN or Virtualbox etc.
My initial thought is to put 5 or 6 vms on each server and use XEN, but is XEN up to the job ? and will it be problematic ??
We would like to be able to also run Mac OSX and a few flavours of Linux (prob debian, slackware, redhat/fedora)
What hypervisor product would you recommend and please let me have any thoughts surrounding the whole issue. --thanks