Virtuozzo Platform overview

Virtuozzo is a bare-metal virtualization solution that includes container virtualization, KVM-based virtual machines, software-defined storage along with enterprise features and production support. It runs on top of Virtuozzo Linux, a RHEL-based Linux distribution.

Requirements for Standalone Installations

The recommended hardware requirements for running Virtuozzo Platform as a standalone installation are as follows:

  • x86-64 platform with hardware virtualization support: Intel VT-x (with “unrestricted guest”)

To check if the Intel processor supports the “unrestricted guest” feature:

  • CPU: at least 4 cores, a 64-bit processor is required for running 64-bit guest operating systems
  • RAM: 4 GB or more
  • HDD: 64 GB or more
  • SSD (optional): at least 30 GiB (at least 32 GiB with /boot)
  • Network: an Ethernet network adapter and a valid IP address.

The actual number of virtual machines and containers you can run on a physical server and their performance depend on resources they will consume.

See also Requirements for Servers in a Virtuozzo Storage Cluster.

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