Revisiting Virtulization

Its time to revisit virtulization. My home server homer is in dire need of some more diskspace, RAM and general cleaning up. It would probably help if the roles were split across a couple of VM’s. A bit of my development work requires a windows server or 2 and the rest, which is mainly web development is fine with running on Debian.

However, these days homer is showing his age. He is an old Dell, running only a P4 2.8 GHz chip. Hardware vitulization is not supported and previous attempts at running Vmware hasnt worked that well. I think its time to build a new server:

Requirements
1. Its got to be as quiet as possible (currently its in the bedroom, between our desks)
2. Low power consumption
3. Loads of diskspace (main house fileserver for movies) preferably in an LVM or maybe even some kind of RAID.
4. Enough RAM to run a few VM’s for various roles.
5. Low cost – its almost Xmas man!

 

 

About Louis

Louis is a Developer and all round geek from the UK with a keen interest in web technologies and mobile applications. When not playing with code, he is probably rebuilding a Linux server or watching a Netflix marathon!

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One Response to Revisiting Virtulization

  1. Louis says:

    KVM won. A great platform for multiple virtual hosts supporting both Windows & Linux operating systems and more.

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