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Re: [Xen-users] Sysadmin guys that know XEN?

Nathan Allen Stratton wrote:
>> Have you tried the "official" vendors (e.g. XenSource, Red Hat, etc.)?
> Sure they will help us set things up, but we need 1 or 2 full time guys.
> Right now we have 6 core servers, but now we are moving out of the lab
> into production. We are using xen for all our VoIP, Video, and OSS
> systems storage, network, clustering add get a bit complicated. I can
> contract initial setup, but I want my own guys to run the day to day.
As Andy mentioned, learning about Xen is easy provided you're already
familiar with Linux and the components that Xen use (LVM, bridges,
VLANs, etc).

I believe your best bet is probably to find a decent Linux sysadmin
(preferably RHCE, if you use Xen on RH dom0), and train the Xen-specific
part in-house. Xen-experienced sysadmins will most likely be people who
have managed tens or hundreds of servers (at least that was the case in
our place), which makes them hard to get and quite expensive to hire. It
will be a lot easier (and cheaper) to find a decent Linux sysadmin instead.



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