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ESXi vs ProxMox (or straight unRAID KVM) - Which one and why?

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In preparing for my new "ESXi project" I stumbled upon ProxMox.

 

GrumpyButFun created an image nearly a year ago here: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=31257.0

 

Success was reported here: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=31321.0

 

1) I'm curious as to more recent developments and the possibility of unRaid 6?

 

2) Would I need to recompile?

 

3) What are the reasons for using one or the other?

 

4) I don't have Xeon processors - just some quad core AMD types.  Will that be a major hit on the ESXi side of the house? (it's one of the things that got my attention with ProxMox)

 

A few years back I compiled my on unRaid to run VMServer directly, but it was very touchy and I wasn't too happy with it.  I think that the other way around (unRaid as a guest instead of a host) will be a much better option!  I plan on running unRaid, ClearOS (I see it's losing popularity to pfSense, so perhaps a shift...), OwnCloud, Windows 7, Mint, Win98se/XP (for some really old games... no internet access on these vms - might try emulation instead).

 

5) Or should I stick with just running unRAID and Xen / KVM hosting everything?

 

I look forward to the discussion and I thank each of you in advance!

 

Blessings!

Kermit

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