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Re: [Xen-users] IBM x445, anyone using it?

To: isplist@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] IBM x445, anyone using it?
From: "Jeff Lane" <sundowner225@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 14:45:20 -0400
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On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 2:06 PM, isplist@xxxxxxxxxxxx
<isplist@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> While searching on why I can't seem to get ServeRAID 4Mx controllers working 
> all of a sudden, I came across an article on IBM's site that VMWare runs on 
> the even older x440.
> Does that mean that Xen is the culprit, not being very compatible with older 
> gear or something else?

Not necessarily...  it's all a matter of limitations. You'll find that
VMware on those boxen is, like Xen, limited to 32 bit OSs and all the
physical limitations of hte 32 bit architecture...  the versions of
VMware that we tested on 440s, 445s and that generation of System X
machines was based on RHEL 2.1 and RHEL 3.  So you're limited by the
limitations of the underlying OS...

Xen, on the other hand, works rather well with RHEL 5 and SLES 10, and
I've heard, though not tried this myself, RHEL 4 and SLES 9.

heck, I'm running it right now on an old single core box w/ RHEL 5.1
and 16GB ram for my own development purposes...

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