[ILUG] 64-bit capable box wanted for xen. --
macada at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 23:38:59 GMT 2008
Im not a guru of Xen but Im a member of a LUG in Spain and we have a
hosting (it's not a hosting at all, just a pice of space). The machine
is a HP Blade server. Each blade server is a dual AMD 64 bits (AMD
Opteron(tm) Processor 275) 2.2 Ghz. We have a pice of it with 8GB and
512 RAM over Xen in 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5xenU (fedora core5)
We are running ubuntu gutsy 64bits and I have to say that some of
services like apache2 or tc (for qos) dont work well. We have
experimented crashes like reboots or sometimes web is down (segmentation
faults). Now the server is running perfectly because I have some scripts
in cron look after of the services otherwise our server won't work well.
This is my experience. Maybe AMD 64 works well with some redhat kernels
make for them exclusively for HP.... I dont know.... who knows?
I hope this mail can help u.
Conor Wynne wrote:
> On 28 Jan 2008, at 22:01, John Moylan wrote:
>> Hi Conor,
>> For XEN get any one of the CPU's with virtualization extensions - like
>> pacifica. and remember that you'll probably have to run with XEN kernels
>> so proprietary graphics will be hard.
> So I discovered yesterday when I deployed FC8 running xen with two
> rhel5.1 vm's.
> I have no problem rebooting though, which is why I was thinking of
> something which would also work as a workstation.
>> Also consider KVM instead of XEN, support should be built into recent
>> stock kernels - although I'm not sure if Redhat's nice fencing scripts
>> will work with it yet.
> They don't -- at least not in RHEL, but they are working on it.
> Why xen? Well, for my RHCE re-certification, I assume they have it in
> the exam.
> Also, it could be a part of some of the RHCA exams, which I am working
> Cheers John,
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