Re: [Vserver] VServer vs OpenVZ

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Tue 06 Dec 2005 - 15:44:41 GMT
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On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 01:20:13PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Before I try OpenVZ I would like to hear comments of people
> who've ran both VServer and OpenVZ, preferrably on the same
> hardware, on how both compare.

keep in mind, that I'm somewhat biased here ...

(will use Z for OpenVZ and S for Linux-VServer)

> Factors of interest are
> - stability,

 Z: the announcement reads "first stable OVZ version"
 S: we are at version 2.0.1 (> two years stable releases)

> - Debian support,

 Z: afaik they are redhat oriented (and recently
    trying to get gentoo support done)
 S: L-VS is in sarge (although with older/broken packages)
    but either using recent packages or compiling the tool
    yourself works pretty fine on debian

> - hardware utilization,

 Z: no idea
 S: support for 90% of all kernel archs at (almost) native
    speed (utilization? I'd say 100% if required)

> - documentation and

 Z: no idea
 S: the wiki, the L-VS paper(s) and google

> - community support,

 Z: irc channel and forum/bug tracker
 S: ML, irc channel (I guess we have excellent support)

> - security.

 guess both projects are trying to keep high security
 and IMHO the security is at least as high as with the
 vanilla kernel release ...

> My planned usage is VServers in a hosting setting.


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