Server Virtualization Comparisons/best suited
Im a reasonably noob to setting up servers, however am learning (crash course) on how best to set up a Linux based server with virtualization.
I am in the process of trying different VM software and Linux builds at present. (am liking Debian as a the guest web server at present!)
I am now looking at Xen Hypervisor and XenServer, but am finding it difficult to work out what is best for my needs.
I have tried VM ESXi and vSphere vClient and think this would be prefect, however the cost is too much for my needs.
So i am looking for something similar... if anyone can please help
I like the sound of XenServer as it seems more logical how it is installed/setup on the server without the need for a "base" linux OS as with Xen Hypervisor (which says i need to install Debian on the server first). (i hope i am making sense here....)
If anyone could offer me their opinions on which would be best (most like vSphere) or correct me if i am worrying about nothing with having a base OS installed.
(PS my dilemma is being caused by XenServer sounding the best to me, yet the reviews seem to put Xen Hypervisor as the best, but i cant not understand why).
OR if there is a better option still, please do let me know
(i will probably try installing all options and play with each one for a few days to see if it suits me).
Virtual Server Over Laptop Dell
I am going to start a long journey to learn about many systems (including Windows) and I need to create a VM server to host some Windows servers VMs as well as some Linux servers.
I have (only) a laptop Dell (details below), and I am looking for a Linux distro plus a Virtual Machine management software that do not "strangle" my laptop while I have, at least two VM running simultaneously.
My need includes a simple + free + lightweight set of systems running on my laptop.
PS: Probably I am going to use the Linux host for ordinaries daily activities (emails, internet navigation, play movies and so on).