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What is OpenVZ?

Virtuozzo leverages OpenVZ as its core of a virtualization solution offered by Virtuozzo company. Virtuozzo is optimized for hosters and offers hypervisor (VMs in addition to containers), distributed cloud storage, dedicated support, management tools, and easy installation.
OpenVZ is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
OpenVZ is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OpenVZ's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses OpenVZ?



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OpenVZ's Features

  • A container (CT) looks and behaves like a regular Linux system. It has standard startup scripts
  • Software from vendors can run inside a container without OpenVZ-specific modifications or adjustment
  • A user can change any configuration file and install additional software
  • Containers are completely isolated from each other (file system, processes, Inter Process Communication (IPC), sysctl variables)
  • Processes belonging to a container are scheduled for execution on all available CPUs

OpenVZ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenVZ?
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment features. Through a powerful API and simple tools, it lets Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers.
LXD isn't a rewrite of LXC, in fact it's building on top of LXC to provide a new, better user experience. Under the hood, LXD uses LXC through liblxc and its Go binding to create and manage the containers. It's basically an alternative to LXC's tools and distribution template system with the added features that come from being controllable over the network.
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OpenVZ's Followers
2 developers follow OpenVZ to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Philipp Pfaff
Justin Hendryx