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Re: [Xen-users] Xen version for production environment.

To: Jeff Sturm <jeff.sturm@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen version for production environment.
From: Grant McWilliams <grantmasterflash@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:02:37 -0700
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ronaldo C. A. Chaves" <xarqui@xxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Jeff Sturm <jeff.sturm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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A. Chaves
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> To: Fajar A. Nugraha
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> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen version for production environment.

> But if I want to use Debian Lenny with Xen 4.0.0 and kernel 2.6.18-8
would be a good choice for a production environment?

For my .02, I wouldn't try it.  Pick a dom0 known to work--RHEL, CentOS,
XCP, XenServer--whichever--then run whatever you want as a domU.

Avoid the hassle of trying to match up dom0 with your favorite Linux
distribution.  If Debian supports Xen on dom0 and tells you it works, go
for it--but the last I looked, the Debian folks aren't trying hard to
support Xen as a dom0.


Agreed. People get all wound up about Dom0 but how many Dom0's do you have in relation to DomU's? You won't spend much time "managing" your Dom0.
The XCP manual actually says to leave it alone and don't install extra software or change anything. You bring it up, keep it secure and just leave it alone.
You can run anything as a DomU which is the OS you'll be using the most.

Grant McWilliams

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