Originally Posted by Mark_NL
I've been trying out alot of these virtualization solutions.
Xen, Xenserver, ESX(i), VirtualBox, Proxmox
and i've to say i like Proxmox the most, besides the standard things all solutions have, it has LVM snapshot backupping (no downtime), Clustering, etc, which for the other solutions means you have to buy expensive licences to get that functionality. It supports KVM and OpenVZ.
So i'd give Proxmox a try
I agree, though proxmox does have some shortcomings.
I have written about them in my topic in this board.
Short summary, depending on which feature you want, you will have to chose the correct kernel.
The latest one only supports KVM.
Though OpenVZ is different then KVM. KVM gives gives you access nearly down to the hardware, while OpenVZ (from my limited understanding) only allows you to run in the context of the OS.
But if you want something like HA with DRBD, you will need KVM as OpenVZ cannot be saved to the DRBD partition.
And as you mentioned, it does use LVM and the installer will install with LVM on your drives.
If you decide you need DRBD replication, you will have to set-up everything by hand again ... and I mean really EVERYTHING by hand!
Don't get me wrong, I'd still take Proxmox! You just have to know all the limitations.