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Choosing the Right Hypervisor

By: linuxscribe

September 24, 2013 6:00 am

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One of the best ways to determine which hypervisor meets your needs is to compare their performance metrics. These include CPU overhead, support for virtual processors and amount of maximum host and guest memory. But metrics alone should not determine your choice. In addition to the capabilities of the hypervisor, you must also verify the guest operating systems that each hypervisor supports.

If you are running heterogeneous systems in your service network, then you must select the hypervisor that has support for the operating systems you currently run. If you run a homogeneous network based on Windows or Linux, then support for a smaller number of guest operating systems might fit your needs…

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(IBM Thoughts on Cloud, Bharru Tholeti)