[rescue] Cheap, fast, PC server

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Mon Jan 28 00:53:06 CST 2008

On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 12:16:18PM +0100, Angel Martin Alganza wrote:
> > I can understand using them for some applications where you need to  
> > give someone a machine, and a virtual one will do.
> And also when two instances of the same program cannot be run on the
> same server (database servers, for instance).
> > But for just splitting things up for management or security, it seems  
> > to me that things like Solaris zones and FreeBSD jails is a lot more  
> > efficient.
> > It's also probably a lot faster.
> I've also though about that and, since I have almost no experience
> with jails I really would like to hear from other people's experiences
> and thoughts about the use of VMs (mainly Xen) versus jails.

The OP was using his VMs for the different SAP servers that would be
needed in a typical corporate landscape; it is my understanding that
each of these SAP servers assumes it is on a different 'machine' to
the others. Perhaps he could clarify further?


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