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OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. For more information about the technology and how it differs from the others like Xen, VMware etc., see introduction to virtualization, (73 KB) or wikipedia:OpenVZ.
OpenVZ is free open source software, available under GNU GPL.
OpenVZ is the basis of Parallels Server Bare Metal, a commercial virtualization solution offered by Parallels. Parallels Server Bare Metal is optimized for hosters and offers higher density, dedicated support, and easy installation. To learn more about Parallels Server Bare Metal and request a free trial, please click here.
Installation and usage
OpenVZ is easy to install if you already have Linux installed on your machine. See quick installation for installation info. Alternatively, you can try a live CD to test drive the technology without a need to install anything.
Please report all bugs to OpenVZ bugzilla.
Commercial support is also available, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
OpenVZ comes with command line tools only, but if you need web-based control panels, there is a list of third-party software (both free and proprietary) available at Control panels.
If you can't make your choice, we recommend one of:
And thanks again for OpenVZ. Our business couldn't do what we do, as well as we do, with VMWare or Xen. Gregor Mosheh
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This site is a wiki — the place to gain and share your OpenVZ knowledge. Wiki is a documentation portal, a knowledge base, a collaboration tool. Everyone (you!) can create or edit content, it's really easy. For information about wiki syntax and wiki editing, see meta:Help:Editing.
- OpenVZ and virtualization concepts
- Description of OpenVZ technologies
- How to install OpenVZ
- Everything about OpenVZ templates
- Articles concerning OpenVZ kernel
- What to do if something fails
- Networking-related articles
- How to do something
- Frequently Asked Questions
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- Short definitions of various terms used in OpenVZ