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Parameter OpenVZ-legacy Virtuozzo OpenVZ Virtuozzo Commercial Proxmox Citrix Xen Microsoft Hyper-V
Virtualization type Containers Containers and hypervisor Containers and hypervisor Containers and hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor
Guest OS support Linux Windows, Linux, FreeBSD (limited support) Windows, Linux, FreeBSD (limited support) Windows, Linux (KVM) Windows, Linux (limited support) Windows, Linux (limited support)
Unified management tools for CTs and VMs No Yes Yes ??? ??? ???
Traffic accounting tools No Yes Yes ??? ??? ???
Physical-to-Virtual, Container-to-Virtual migration No Yes Yes ??? ??? ???
API LibVirt Yes, Virtuozzo_ecosystem#API Yes, Virtuozzo_ecosystem#API ??? ??? ???
Opensource Yes Yes Partially Yes Yes No
Source code Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Support Yes, community support and pay support Yes, community support and pay support Full support Yes Yes Yes
Hosting automation ??? ??? Yes, PACI, etc ??? ??? ???
Shared storage Odin Cloud Storage Odin Cloud Storage Odin Cloud Storage CEPH ??? ???
Ability to donate Yes Yes No Yes ??? ???

Virtuozzo main benefits in comparison to OpenVZ

  • Ability to create Virtual Machines.
In addition to Containers, one can create full-scale VMs using a build-in hypervisor. Both Containers and Virtual Machines are managed by the same tools in a uniform way.
  • Virtuozzo Storage.
A resilient and robust way to unify all your local nodes storage into a single highly available SAN-grade distributed storage system.
  • Higher container density.
Virtuozzo provides efficient memory and file sharing mechanisms (VZFS or pfcache) enabling higher container density and better performance of containers.
  • Unified management tools for CTs and VMs
Virtuozzo ships with number of management, monitoring, troubleshooting, and administration tools significantly reducing management, administration, and deployment costs. Specific tools include:
  • Support and maintenance.
Virtuozzo is a commercial product supported and maintained by Odin with options for 24×7 phone support and guarantees on maintenance schedules.
  • Advanced recovery, monitoring, and back-up tools.
  • Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) and Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) migration tools.
Those tools allow easy conversion of existing physical machines into a container (and vice-versa) facilitating the adoption of virtualized infrastructure.
  • Common client-server XML-based management API.
API allows easily integration of Virtuozzo into existing management infrastructure and development of additional management and monitoring modules.
  • Traffic accounting tools.
These tools enable bandwidth management and control for individual containers and provide additional security mechanisms for containers running on the same host.

Other benefits of Virtuozzo

  • Integration with Plesk solution.
  • Discounts on Plesk licenses.
  • Name-based hosting (no need for public IP for each container).
  • Easy to use installation utility.

See also

- Technical comparison of OpenVZ and commercial Virtualization Platforms from Parallels/Odin