2. Microsoft Enterprise Server 64 bit ( License Fee Apply )
3. Proxmox Virtualization or Cluster OS ( no fee included )
Proxmox VE is a excellent virtualization solution, and has numerous strengths that make it suitable for deployment in many environments.
The tight integration of OpenVZ and KVM based virtualization, along with an easy to use web-based management interface make this solution stand out in the virtualization space.
Proxmox has to be the most remarkable example of "under the radar" software. This was an instant (or the closest you'll ever get in a production environment)
close to "no brainer" decision we've made in a long time. One morning of testing followed by a day of torture testing
(to see if we could break stuff) was all it took - and we're well known for being extraordinarily picky about what we deploy!!
Proxmox is a painless virtualization and management solution. Lightweight, flexible, stable, unobtrusive, and splendidly supported by a first class group of people on the forums.
We migrated all our OpenVZ VE's to proxmox effortlessly. We used KVM to install a windows server instance on the same host as a bunch of Linux VE's! (Yes, that still feels weird!)
The degree of integration between KVM and OpenVZ is remarkable.
The web management interface is a joy to use. Sensibly and intuitively designed. it has almost everything necessary for one stop server farm management.
It's lightweight, quick, informative, easy on the eyes with an absence of "gee whiz" eye candy, and has a solid "feel" to it lacking in "some other solutions" out there.
One feature that may not be apparent until you've been using the software for a while is that you can delegate a significant amount of repetitive server management tasks to less knowledgeable staff.
No longer does it have to be the organization übergeek who is the sole command line pilot for ve creation and management.
A competent individual can do almost all management tasks within the web interface without any difficulty.
Invisible savings like that mount up over time!
We donated almost immediately, we intend to do so again, and we strongly encourage others to do the same. This is money well spent!
Do it! Tell colleagues about this solution, the more widely deployed it is, the better for everyone.
A huge thank you to the Proxmox team for a really first class product, and for setting an example of how software product support should be in the real world. Thanks Guys!
Once in a while - and it's not often - a piece of software comes along which changes the game completely. Proxmox is a game changer.
additional software that you can add from the templates:
Proxmox Mail Gateway
CYAN Secure Web
Extensible trouble-ticket tracking system
Zenoss Core IT monitoring
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CentOS 5 (standard)
Debian 4.0 (standard)
Debian 5.0 (standard)
Debian 6.0 (standard)
Fedora 9 (standard)
Ubuntu Hardy (standard)
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