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1º Virtual machine using VMWARE ESXI

2º Virtual machine using Virtualbox

3º Virtual machine using Proxmox

4º Virtual machine using Hyper-v

5º Baremetal

 

what to choose? on a system with 3470 3.2ghz i5 h77 chipset with 8gb ram with full vt compliance and one ssd to run the OS.

Is xpenology a stable choice? why the hell synology doesn't makes a comercial version of their OS?

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1º Virtual machine using VMWARE ESXI

2º Virtual machine using Virtualbox

3º Virtual machine using Proxmox

4º Virtual machine using Hyper-v

5º Baremetal

 

what to choose? on a system with 3470 3.2ghz i5 h77 chipset with 8gb ram with full vt compliance and one ssd to run the OS.

Is xpenology a stable choice? why the hell synology doesn't makes a comercial version of their OS?

 

It all boils down to what usage you will have of it. I can't comment on which particular VM is better but I think that if you virtualise the OS is because you are planning to have several other OSes running along although with 8Gb of RAM that might be pretty tight. By having the OS bare-metal you can natively take advantage of the available hardware. Personally I am running on a bare-metal and use Virtual BOX for testing purposes but other people use VMs as their primary machine and it works fine too. A google search will probably yield some answers as to the advantages of virtualisation, regardless of the OS your are virtualising.

 

DSM is known to be stable and the reason they don't have a commercial version is probably the same as to why Apple doesn't commercial their OS to be used in other hardware platforms. Perhaps it's also because lots of DSM's OS is based on non commercial code (GNU) but that's just me hypothesising! Commercialising their OS would destroy their business model. Don't forget they are a hardware based company.

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Does Virtualbox runs flawless on DSM? any caveats? i wanted to run two VM's one for DSM and one for Opnsense, with two NIC's pass-through

 

I can't tell you that it runs flawlessly as I just use VBOX for testing purposes but so far all I have used it for works without a problem. VMWARE ESXI or Hyper-V might be more professional though. I'll let the pros chime in as I am not experience enough with VMs.

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