XEN or KVM
Just wondering which virtualization I should go for on a new server I am getting. Would really appreciate your input.
Before you jump and make it a "Xen vs KVM" thread, please see my requirement.
- The server will be hosting a couple of VMs. All of them running CentOS/Debian. (i.e. don't need windows support / performance at all)
- I want to use CentOS 7 as host node OS. (Could go for CentOS 6 if I had to) But no debian for host node.
- The VMs will be utilizing public + private network. (some VM will just be DB servers)
- Would really like to have the option to Live VM snapshots. (Not something I have right now, not an absolute must)
So which virtualization would you think will have better performance OR less over head??
Also if I want to get a GUI for this, would you recommend SolusVM or Virtualizor ??
I have been using OpenVZ for somewhat similar setup. Works fine and really have no issue. This time, trying to see other options.
PS. This is not to for "vps hosting". I only host a couple clients with custom setups. 80% of the time, I am the only one having server access.
From what I am reading, XEN PVH would probably perform much better than KVM (for Unix based VMs). What do you think ??
Thanks for your input.