XenServer Review

Xenserver - Opensource virtualization platform, definitely worth testing and exploring


Valuable Features:

The free software includes the advanced features, like migration of virtual machines from one host to another without interrupting the services, and active directory integration. Xen hypervisor is open source. Xen hypervisor is installed on bare metal and provides high performance. Real time performance monitoring Hot swappable disks and NICs Unlimited Virtual machines, Memory Management Console Virtual Machine template

Room for Improvement:

Xenservers need a 64 bit system with IntelVT or AMD V technology for windows guests. Management console only supports Windows Windows guests are well supported, but Linux guests have limited support. Its list of supported Linux guests is quite small.

Other Advice:

Xenserver provides numerous features like, Xenmotion - live migration of virtual machines, real time performance monitoring, high performance using bare metal installation, and it's all absolutely free. It provides unlimited virtualization . Xenserver has a unique workload balancing technique which captures CPU, memory, network, and disk data. It may lack certain features, but it can satisfy many environments. In my opinion, Xenserver provides better features for free, making it the best for home, lab, and research purposes.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
kapilmalik1983ConsultantTOP REVIEWER

What is best way to scale Xen VM machines? I have idea about creating templates in vmware. Is there similar way for Xen server too?

14 September 13
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