[SASAG] Virtualizing MS Windows
atom.powers at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 09:35:11 PDT 2007
On 6/7/07, Atom Powers <atom.powers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Much to my dismay, the number of MS Windows only services that I need
> to support seems to be growing. Most of them are fairly low-load but
> because of the nature of MS Windows applications I would like to
> dedicate a server for each application. Obviously purchasing a server
> for each service is very inefficient.
So far: six endorsements for VMware, two for MS Virtual Server, and
one mention of Xen.
>From the responses VMware seems like the right choice for me. It's
"free" because I have only a few, low-load, applications so I don't
need to purchase the Enterprise version.
On the other side of that knuckle, running virtual MS Windows on MS
Windows seems to me like a bad idea. If the goal is to secure against
a MS Windows crash or security problem, making the underlying OS MS
Windows doesn't gain you anything.
Thank you all for your sage advice.
Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
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