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Submission + - Best Linux virtualization platform?

tji writes: I've been trying several Linux distributions, trying to find the best free software platform for virtualization on my home Linux server. There are a lot of interesting possibilities, but it seems like most of the available solutions are a bit immature. XenSource's XenExpress is semi-free, and has good management tools, but is functionality limited. The latest Fedora Core or Ubuntu version have claimed virtualization support, but were weak at best in terms of the complete solution usability, documentation, and management apps. KVM is another option, but it's not as far along as Xen, and I haven't seen any good management apps for it. Then, there are the "jail" virtualization solutions, like OpenVZ and VServer. Can any Xen hosts also support these?

There are almost too many options. Do any Slashdotters have recommendations for a good host OS for virtualization, and good management apps to control the VM structure?

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