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Open Source Virtualization for People Who Feel Guilty About Using VMware So Much

Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Average rating: **...
(2.35, 17 ratings)

VMware has a place at the top of the virtualization industry, but is not open source, gets expensive, and can feel claustrophobic as VMware “makes a tool for every job.”

This talk will go over open source equivalents to the most prominent VMware products, existing high-profile uses, and how existing VMware deployments can co-exist with open source virtualization.

Items covered include:

  • Migrating virtual machines from VMware to open source virtualization technologies
  • Open source equivalents to VMware “hosted” products like VMware Workstation and VMware Player
  • Open source equivalents to VMware’s hardware virtualization technology like ESX 3i
  • Management tools: everybody and their brother launched a virtualization management tool this year, using the phrase “open source” loosely. What’s real?
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Andy de la Lucha

Mentor Graphics

I’m a Linux system administrator in Portland, Oregon. But that’s not all.

I’m the most emo system administrator ever. I cry when make fails.

But for serious: Ubuntu, Drupal,virtualization.

OSCON 2008