Virtual Server

Alan Lord lord_alan at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Sep 28 05:53:52 PDT 2006


davidmott at davidmott.com wrote:
> virtual server is freely available at www.microsoft.com/virtualserver VS
> ships with the virtual machine additions for DOS & Windows but the linux
> additions are only available through a beta program which requires
> registration at www.connect.microsoft.com  Currently the linux additions
> are only supported with a few redhat and suse distros but the performance
> boost and host integration is well worth getting going on LFS.  The
> additions give a good performance boost, better hardware emulation and
> client/host mouse integration in X.  After I get this integration going I
> expect to be able to run up to 10 LFS 128 megs of ram virtual machines on
> a single 2 gig of ram host without much of a performance delay in the
> clients.
> 

Is this a superior solution (in your opinion) to Xen? I'm interested 
because we run some of our hosted services in xen virtual linux servers 
and this seems to work pretty well...

Thanks

Alan




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