Rich Freeman on 20 Jun 2012 17:56:05 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Recommend: cheap server suitable for virtualization?

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM, Julien Vehent <> wrote:
> I love atom based motherboards. Cheap ($100 for a full featured
> motherboard+cpu+video+...). Add a case, 2 x 2"5 drives (for raid 1) and some
> ram, and you get a perfect home server for ~$250.

Not all Atom chips support VT-X, which is important to consider when
using as a host.

The main issue with VMs tends to be RAM consumption, so I'd definitely
make sure that you'll be able to have as much RAM as you need unless
you're just going to run a single VM.

Otherwise, general linux compatibility is likely to be your only
worry.  Note I'm not an expert on virtualization.

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