Running your server in a VM? Still need to patch..
You would. Especially if it's security patches that affects the networking stack. Your guest OS might be relying on the host OS for firewalls, VPNs, and other network services. So you might end up having to update both. After all what's the use of running a secure and reliable guest os on a completely unhardened and unpatched host os?
You would need far fewer patches, possibly zero.
Wouldn't it be a good deal smarter to do this kind of thing with User Mode Linux?
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