Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Is a Virtual Firewall ready for use in production?

hunte writes: I'm planning a server/network infrastructure upgrade. I manage a couple of web servers (with circa 300 small/medium web sites), one database server, one mail server and an OpenBSD firewall on a 10 mbps line. I want to consolidate all my old servers into a single "big piece of iron" powered by some virtualization software (like VmWare, XEN, etc... is not the point).
Is a good choice using this virtual machine infrastructure also for the firewall?
Of course, the virtual machine host will be totally fault tolerant and redundant.

Slashdot Top Deals

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln