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SME Server 8.X as KVM Hypervisor Host?

SME Server 8.X as KVM Hypervisor Host?
« on: December 17, 2010, 05:28:49 PM »
Wanted to edit my previous post's heading to change the subject but I don't know or can't seem to. So this is esentially a re-post.

Planning to build a Nehalem(core i7-870) or a Thuban (AMD Phenom X6) system with oodles of memory and fast(er)/RAIDed disks. Since SME server is based on more current upstream releases of CentOS/RHEL -- can it effectively serve as KVM (kernel virtual machine) hypervisor host?

With vMware Server 1.x and 2.X being EOL'd in January 2011 and workarounds becoming sparse and dificult, I am looking at using KVM instead.

Are there KVM/libvirt bits on the repositories? Or would there be no issues applying the CentOS bits?

TIA!



Offline Stefano

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Re: SME Server 8.X as KVM Hypervisor Host?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 05:33:29 PM »
my 2€c: use proxmox or vmware esxi and use SME as guest
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Offline Daniel B.

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Re: SME Server 8.X as KVM Hypervisor Host?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 05:47:37 PM »
Or simply build a plain CentOS as host (with KVM/libvirt), and SME as a guest (this is what I do on several installs, it works great).

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Re: SME Server 8.X as KVM Hypervisor Host?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 11:20:17 PM »
Wanted to edit my previous post's heading to change the subject but I don't know or can't seem to. So this is esentially a re-post.
Next time please don't, you could have easily filed an adjustment by adding another post explaining your issue, creating two threads is only adding to the confusion.
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