Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Kevin van Haaren <kevin@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] Re: Mini Gentoo in VMWare
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 17:55:12
Message-Id: E2A0A677F0194D4F615E53F1@Blossom.local
In Reply to: [gentoo-security] Re: Mini Gentoo in VMWare by 7v5w7go9ub0o <>
1 --On November 3, 2006 12:04:33 PM -0500 7v5w7go9ub0o
2 <7v5w7go9ub0o@×××××.com> wrote:
4 >
5 > Lots of interest in VMs lately - Is this to increase security (isolating
6 > servers and components in case one is compromised)? Or perhaps you are
7 > isolating components for the purpose of evaluating them?
9 there are additional benefits, mainly for enterprise use, such as being
10 able to move the virtual server to a new box in case of failure of the
11 first box. This is much cheaper than maintaining an identically configured
12 second box. VMWare's high-end (not free) product can do this automatically
13 if partnered with a SAN. Using SAN technology the second box could even be
14 off-site, providing a virtually instant disaster recovery plan (just not a
15 cheap one.)
17 You could even save the cost of redundant box by using Amazon's Elastic
18 Compute Cloud as your redundancy. Keep a copy of the image on Amazon S3
19 then fire up the image if the main one goes down. Might be a bit slower
20 but that beats being down.
22 Also snapshot technology is getting pretty cool, where you can take a
23 snapshot, upgrade a virtual box, and if the upgrade fails just roll back to
24 the snapshot. Beats a backup/restore cycle by a mile.
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