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Proxmox High Availability by Simon M.C. Cheng

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Comparing types of server virtualization software

We have discussed why we need to learn server virtualization and how virtualization works, so are you curious about how many types of major virtualization software are on the market? What are the differences between them? Let's take a deep look at it:

  • Proxmox VE: As mentioned before, Proxmox VE is an open source hypervisor based on GNU/Linux (Debian-based) with a RHEL-based kernel and published under GNU AGPL v3. It differs from the alternative virtualization software as Proxmox provides a central web-based management without further installation. The underlying technologies used are Open Virtuozzo (OpenVZ) and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), which will be described in Version 1.6. Subscription ...

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