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Re: Virtualization things.

On Di Juli 10 2007, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> VirtualBox is based on QEMU, right?  Can you tell us what features it
> has that makes it distinctive?  (I mean in the free version, not
> interested in proprietary features).

it uses Code from QEMU but afaik they use their own approach to 
virtualization, which may be faster. Also currently the GUI works a lot 
better than virt-manager for me. It will become more interesting, when it 
supports a snapshot tree and cloning. Currently it supports only linear 
snapshots. Also, you can run vmware Images directly with the current version, 
but maybe QEMU can this, too. If you want to try it, I can provide you a 
working srpm for the current version.

There are also two big disadvantages in VirtualBox, imho. One is they use 
strange build system, that has no stable releases. And the other is, that 
there seems to be not "install" target to install it properly in a system.

> There's a project to abstract away the differences between
> virtualisation technologies so that, for example, the same command line
> and graphical tools can be used to manage Xen, QEMU, KVM (so far, others
> coming later).
> Website: http://libvirt.org/
> Mailing list: http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/libvir-list
> Graphical tool: http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/

The idea is imho great, but for me with qemu it does not work properly.


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