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KVM vs XEN

saintsaint Member

Which is better? please share your opinions!

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  • rokokrokok Member

    You'll get many opinion if you SEARCH

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  • Hmm, this is like asking strawberry vs orange...

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  • UrDNUrDN Member
    edited May 2015

    They are two distinct type of hypervisor.

    It's like asking what's better between a tow truck and a forklift, both are trucks but if you don't tell us that you want to place some boxes on the top of a shelf we can't tell whether the forklift or the tow truck is better for the job.

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    better at what?

  • @AnthonySmith said:
    better at what?

    Overselling may be? :p

  • SSDBlazeSSDBlaze Member, Provider

    I think he wants to know about the performance difference on each.

  • @saint said:
    Which is better? please share your opinions!

    Are you asking this from provider's or end users' point of view?

  • saintsaint Member

    @vpslegend said:

    both :)

  • comXyzcomXyz Member

    @saint said:
    both :)

    both better ;)

  • JonchunJonchun Member, Provider
    edited May 2015

    Realistically speaking, from a consumer's point of view: if you have to ask this question, you won't notice any difference between KVM and xen.

    If anyone has some more input on that, I'll be happy to listen.

  • SSDBlazeSSDBlaze Member, Provider
    edited May 2015

    @Jonchun said:
    Realistically speaking, from a comsuner's point of view: if you have to ask this question, you won't notice any difference between KVM and xen.

    If anyone has some more input on that, I'll be happy to listen.

    You nailed it :P

    I really have not heard anyone say one has better performance than the other. There is no noticeable performance difference.

    Edit: An interesting topic would be OpenVZ vs KVM and Xen :)

  • fitvpnfitvpn Member

    XEN

    Yes, I can boogie

  • Shoaib_AShoaib_A Member
    edited May 2015

    @Jonchun said:
    Realistically speaking, from a comsuner's point of view: if you have to ask this question, you won't notice any difference between KVM and xen.

    If anyone has some more input on that, I'll be happy to listen.

    You may find difference in performance but it will be because of difference of hardware & due to better tuning & maintenance skills of the provider. The control panel that your provider is using can also make a little difference if he solely depends on it to manage it & has no server management skills at all, you can easily find many such hosts around during summer.

  • patrick7patrick7 Member, LIR

    Xen. For PV, there is now native support in linux. You can also run debian installer in PV and install it like HVM.

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    Well as there are no parameters at all here there is no right answer.

    User perspective = both are fine.

    Under load = Xen

    Resource separation = Xen

    Raw IO performance = KVM

    Network performance = Xen

    Not getting f***'ed over with 2 year old bugs that were never properly fixed = KVM

    Management tool = Xen

    Libvirt support = KVM

    Overselling = KVM

    Windows performance = KVM

    Overall Stability = XEN (but with recent releases only just)

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  • drserverdrserver Member, Host Rep
    edited May 2015

    I have to disagree with few:

    Raw IO performance = Equal (HVM with PV drivers)
    Not getting f***'ed over with 2 year old bugs that were never properly fixed = KVM (it is 3 years)
    Libvirt support = Equal
    Windows performance = XEN by a mile

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    drserver said: Libvirt support = Equal

    Naa Xen themselves have admitted to not keeping up with this.

    drserver said: Windows performance = XEN by a mile

    I run both KVM certainly feels a faster even on worse hardware to me.

    Again lots of variables, a lot of it is down to personal experience and hair loss over the last 4 - 5 years.

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