Private Cloud Stack without hardware virtualization RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to set up a private Cloud for testing purposes, the problem is, I don't have the newest Hardware for this plan. Especially the most of my machines don't have hardware virtualization support. I tried the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, but the instances stuck in the "pending" state. The hypervisor used kvm and then it crashed. And heard that Xen isn't as good implemented in the UEC to use it.

    My question now is, which would be the best cloud stack for me? A stack which can handle not hardware virtualized machines better.

    I only wan't to use it for testing, EC2 is to expensive for me at this time for my current development state.

    Friday, December 12, 2014 7:10 AM

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  • Hi,

    the Microsoft Private Cloud is generally based on automation build on several System Center Products working together. You are talking about virtualization. So the question for you is, which virtualization solution is the best for you. If you need a "cheap" solution you can go with the Hyper-V 2012 R2 Server. You can check if some of your hardware supports that solution.

    If you need a Private Cloud Solution on top of your virtualization platform, you will have to check if System Center Evaluation Copies fits your needs.

    Possibly TechNet Virtual Labs are what you are looking for: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx



    Thomas Hanrath [MCT | Regional Lead Germany] | http://www.hanrath.de
    Microsoft Learning Blog | http://blog.microsoftlearning.de

    • Proposed as answer by Heinz Seiler Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:36 PM
    Monday, January 12, 2015 3:29 PM
  • There are several ways you can do this. Have a look at my blog for a way to get started. Nesting Hyper-V Part 1 and Nesting Hyper-V Part 2

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    Friday, February 20, 2015 12:57 PM