Okay, The main purpose is to learn about virtualization and play around with it. However, I have a problem of determining which is best for a headless server. I want to run several Linux distributions as well as Windows guests.
On a Side Note: This is not the first time I am going to use virtualization. For more than 3 years I have been using VMWare Workstation and VirtualBox to run guest VMs
However, now I want to run VMs/VEs in a headless server as they do in industry. I know, in industry there are lot of advanced technologies are being used but, still I want to try them in SMALL-SCALE. As I mentioned before, this is purely for educational purposes.
If you're wondering what kind of system that I am going to use as my host, here are some details:
- Intel processor that supports hardware virtualization (Intel-VT)
- 8GB RAM
- More than enough Hard disk space (~1TB)
Can you give me some suggestions, directions and links for tutorials and guides?
P.S. I installed VMWare vSphere Hypervisor on my "host" and later noticed that it uses just over 1GB of RAM just to run the hypervisor. It is not an efficient solution for me because I have only 8GB RAM in my machine. Typical Linux Headless server only uses ~300MB RAM just to run. So, I prefer Linux Server. In fact I love FOSS :) :)