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Re: [Xen-users] Consolidating machines using xen

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Consolidating machines using xen
From: James Pifer <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:51:10 -0400
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On Sat, 2008-07-12 at 20:40 -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> I've been using xen at work for several months and pretty happy with it.
> I'm currently running several machines at home and I'm thinking about
> picking up some new hardware and consolidating them.
> The machines I have are:
> myth backend on FC9
> myth frontend on MythDora (FC8)
> mail/dns/dhcp/web server on FC5 (I know, old...)
> multi-purpose/storage machine (FC9)
> Windows XP machine - some windows utils, Nero burning, etc
> Some of these would need direct access to PCI cards. mythtv needs access
> to three tuner cards. 
> Not sure I would try the myth frontend machine. Could I have a domU have
> direct access to a specific video card? (nvidia fx5200)
> Windows XP would need direct access to DVD-RW drives. Or at least be
> able to use them as writers. Possible?
> Of course I have to get the "boss" to approve, but I'm thinking about
> this hardware:
> Motherboard:
> http://www.ecost.com/Detail/MOTHERNOARDS/GIGA-BYTE/GA-P35-S3G/40399167.aspx
> Processor:
> http://www.ecost.com/Detail/Processors/Intel/BX80562Q6600/34990428.aspx
> Then I would add a couple SATA hard drives and 4 gig of RAM (2x2048),
> allowing for an additional 4 gig later. 
> Am I nuts or could this work?

Oh yeah, couple things I forgot. What about sound and USB devices from
domU's? Not something I even think about in my work environment. 


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