Virtualization manager suggestions

Christopher J. Ruwe cjr at
Wed Nov 30 19:44:20 UTC 2011

On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:57:12 -0600
Ryan Coleman <editor at> wrote:

> Guys,
> My day job is looking for a good VM lead and I thought of you. Well,
> ok, I thought you could get me some good leads.
> We're looking into an alternative to VMWare vSphere 5, one that will
> run under whatever OS (we're not sold to Windows for our base
> configuration) and will support any OS on top of it (BSD, Linux,
> Windows, etc.).
> Links to whitepapers and pricing (if applicable) would also be
> appreciated. We're going to utilize most of this machine to run
> various video surveillance solutions but will also reserve some
> smaller slices for our network communications (DNS, DHCP, ipTables,
> Nagios, etc.).
> Thanks!
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You might consider having a look at KVM on OpenIndiana, the Illumos based OpenSolaris "distro". Another thought could be the Joyent cloud computing flavour of KVM on Illumos/OpenSolaris, SmartOS.

Positive about such a setup is that you could enjoy the storage flexibility of ZFS.

Christopher J. Ruwe
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