Virtual Machines and CentOS 5.0 [Linux]

Matteo Concilio matteo.concilio at
Tue Jun 24 06:32:05 CDT 2008

2008/6/24 Scott R. Ehrlich <scott at>:
> What performance experiences have list members had with running virtual
> machines (VMWare Server, VMWare ESX, etc) versus running applications
> directly in the host OS?

Performances order may be something like this:
1) VMWare ESX
2) XEN paravirt
3) XEN full virt
4) VMWare server

There are lots of architectural differences between these solutions,
you should investigate.

VMWare ESX is a large enterprise class product, with benefits,
complexity and costs.

I use with satisfaction CentOS-5.1-x86_64 with XEN and many
paravirtualized CentOS-5.1-x86_64 machines and performances are very

Matteo Concilio

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