Ugarit Ebla on 5 Aug 2008 08:26:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Why Virtualize?

virtualization just saved my a**.

Our production server (CentOS5.2) had a hw crash and we're waiting for HP to come out.

I had a CentOS5.2 VM in Parallels on a Mac OS X and I restored the data and applications to the vm and within an hour a server in vm was available.

I didn't need extra hardware.

K.S. Bhaskar wrote:
You said it well.  Other than a few well defined situations, I find that there is rarely a need for virtualization in a production environment.  Development & test environments are different (if I might crash a machine, I'd rather crash a virtual machine).  But for production, if any application requires separate virtual machines for isolation, I say choose a better application!

-- Bhaskar

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 3:42 PM, Casey Bralla <> wrote:
I've been thinking about virtualizing on servers.  Although I know that
virtualized servers are the "next big thing", I can't for the life of me
figure out the advantage for virtualizing servers, except for a few very
narrowly specific situations.

[KSB] <...snip...>

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