[mythtv-users] Back-end Virtualization
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri May 11 16:33:45 UTC 2012
Raymond Wagner wrote:
>And that's it. Those are the two good reasons to run virtual
>machines in a production environment.
Err, no - that is your opinion of the only 2 good reasons.
I have a third - to allow me to run different systems, with different
kernels (perhaps because I've got some older stuff I haven't got
around to upgrading yet), and I want to be able to upgrade one system
without affecting another. Not a security thing, but a convenience
And a fourth reason ...
For my knowledge base, I can fire up a new VM to experiment quite
easily. I'd need to go learning yet more new stuff to figure out how
to setup another chroot jail or whatever *properly*.
So I have two reasons for using virtualisation at home, both are
valid, both make sense for me.
And in any case, whatever you or I may think, how someone wants to
run their systems is up to them - not us. This isn't a closed course
world where the vendor tells you what you are and aren't allowed to
By all means point out that running a virtualised backend is
suboptimal, and what the potential issues might be. But don't go
saying it's "wrong" - it's not "wrong", just not how you'd do it.
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