Go open source in your virtual server platform with Proxmox-VE. This walkthrough will go show the steps of setting up a Proxmox server that will allow you to run virtual machines and manage with a webclient.
Virtualization of physical versions of something such as a server or router is a way to minimize rack space and power consumption. So something like Proxmox will give those benefits and also the ability to do easy backups & load balancing. This also provided the work space for things like creating a virtual test network for hacking; running services such as home media servers. Proxmox VE supports OpenVZ which is a OS level virtualization via Linux kernel Isolated containers; this allows for performance speeds close to native running on its own hardware. It also has full virtualization KVM Kernel-based Virtual Machine Supports which will also give the machine complete hardware and kernel independence from the Linux host machine allowing for running OSes like windows. Some of the hardware requirements for Proxmox VE 64-bit Intel or AMD processors Intel-VT or AMD-V for KVM 1+ GB RAM, 4+ GB or better of hard drive storage (it does support RAIDS) and any network interface cards supported by Debian Lenny 64bit
You can install on top of Debian Lenny but itâ€™s easier to do a fresh install Download, burn and boot from ISO.