Gentoo Virtual Private Server Project
The Gentoo Virtual Private Server project aims to provide concerted development
for virtualization techniques based on OS-level virtualization. We currently
maintain the projects Linux-VServer and OpenVZ (aka Virtuozzo) for x86 and amd64
Virtualization is a framework or methodology of dividing the resources of a
computer into multiple execution environments. Virtualization techniques create
multiple isolated partitions (Virtual Machines (VM) or Virtual Private Servers
(VPS)) on a single physical server. There are several kinds of virtualization
techniques which provide similar features but differ in the degree of
abstraction and the methods used for virtualization.
See below for a detailed description of virtualization techniques
Our goal is to ensure that Gentoo provides the best environment possible for
developing and running virtual private servers.
All developers can be reached by e-mail using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources offered by the
project maintains the following herds:
You can reach all our developers (and some users of course) in #gentoo-vps on
The Gentoo VPS project currently doesn't maintain an own mailing list. Though
you can reach the various projects using the following lists:
The best way to get involved with what we do is to contact one of our developers
and hanging around in #gentoo-vps. You can also send an email to
You are more than welcome to help with the
current list of bugs.
There are always things to be done (and exciting new ideas to turn into
reality), and we're always looking for new ways to make Gentoo the first
choice for developers and for system administrators running virtual private
servers with Linux-VServer or OpenVZ.