[rescue] VirtualBox anecdotes - was Re: A wee bit off-topic

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Sun Jun 21 03:33:35 CDT 2015

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 06:35:29AM -0400, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>   On Tue, 16 Jun 2015, Bill Bradford wrote:
>>Can I ask why you're running VBox for this instead of KVM?
>   The usual reasons:  Familiarity, prior success, and precious
>little time to investigate alternatives.
>   The worst problem we have with this setup is that the problem
>is not predictable; it'll work fine for a couple of weeks and then
>give us all manner of grief for a couple of days.

As someone who spends a LOT of time managing VMWare / vSphere
environments, both at the current job and at the last one - I've been
*very* happy with KVM / virt-manager at home for the last .. 4? years.

Really looking forward to being able to eventually use the LXD stuff in
Debian, myself.  All but one of my KVM VMs would be perfect candidates
for it.


I miss Solaris Zones a lot.  Had to move all my personal stuff (even
SunHELP) off Solaris when Oracle gave the OpenSolaris community (and the
hobbyist community in general) the finger when it came to "no patches,
at all, unless you have a support contract".  


Bill Bradford
Houston, Texas USA

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