FC and Vmware

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Fri Apr 28 06:17:54 UTC 2006


On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 20:09 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 17:52, bruce wrote:
> 
> > Is there an Open Source Vmware for FC? Or is Xen the closest we have?
> 
> VMware server is free but not open source.
> 
> > I'm
> > looking at being able to create a kind of Virtual system to allow users to
> > access/log into a couple of boxes, to run smoe apps. If I could more or less
> > create a basic environment where they could login, run the apps, and then
> > get out, i wouldn't have to worry about them screwing up the system...
> > 
> > Thoughts/Comments...
> 
> Linux is designed to be multi-user.  Normal permissions are good
> enough to keep non-root users from screwing up the system.  You
> should only need to bother with virtualization if you need
> different OS versions or want to give root permission to others.

Or you want to compartmentalize (is that a word?) the services running
on a server so that if one crashes or is otherwise compromised, the
other don't go with it.

Paul.




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