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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Comparative Analysis Of Proxmox VE And Xenserver As Type 1 Open Source Based Hypervisors

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Said Ally



Hypervisor, Open Source Software, Proxmox VE, Virtualization, XenServer



Advancement use of open source based type 1 hypervisors has transformed the way adopters manage their computing resources, lower IT operational costs and improved performance and flexibility. Use of open source virtualizations provides valuable IT solutions by enhancing high flexibility, scalability, security and performance. In this paper, Proxmox VE and XenServer as most popular type 1 open source based hypervisors are discussed and their functionalities compared. This comparative analysis has focused on hypervisor strengths on virtual resource allocation, virtualization approach supported, server architectures, number of virtual machines, operating system compatibility for host and guest machines and management features. General findings of the study suggest high similarity in many aspects; except that for adopters to attain maximum benefits of virtualized solutions based on open source computing will depend mostly on their adoption, usage and management practices which affect performance and security of virtual machines. However, for best fit and choice of hypervisor, adopter’s virtualization requirements, organization size, personnel skills and computing workloads should be considered in advance.



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