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Date:      Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:44:10 +0100
From:      "Christopher J. Ruwe" <cjr@cruwe.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Virtualization manager suggestions
Message-ID:  <20111130224410.3f056d20@dijkstra>
In-Reply-To: <130D0A6D-0975-4D58-B3A0-433E1D07610F@d3photography.com>
References:  <130D0A6D-0975-4D58-B3A0-433E1D07610F@d3photography.com>

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On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:57:12 -0600
Ryan Coleman <editor@d3photography.com> wrote:

> Guys,
> 
> My day job is looking for a good VM lead and I thought of you. Well,
> ok, I thought you could get me some good leads.
> 
> We're looking into an alternative to VMWare vSphere 5, one that will
> run under whatever OS (we're not sold to Windows for our base
> configuration) and will support any OS on top of it (BSD, Linux,
> Windows, etc.).
> 
> Links to whitepapers and pricing (if applicable) would also be
> appreciated. We're going to utilize most of this machine to run
> various video surveillance solutions but will also reserve some
> smaller slices for our network communications (DNS, DHCP, ipTables,
> Nagios, etc.).
> 
> Thanks!
> 
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You might consider having a look at KVM on OpenIndiana, the Illumos based OpenSolaris "distro". Another thought could be the Joyent cloud computing flavour of KVM on Illumos/OpenSolaris, SmartOS.

Positive about such a setup is that you could enjoy the storage flexibility of ZFS.

Cheers,
-- 
Christopher J. Ruwe
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