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Re: [Xen-users] Migration from a regular system to Xen

To: "Stefan de Konink" <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Migration from a regular system to Xen
From: "Antoine Benkemoun" <antoine.benkemoun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 14:15:14 +0200
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Ah thank you. Didn't know Xen images were raw.

So to make sure I understand you right. I just start my Xen Linux and Xen Hypervisor then I just edit the files to get it to use the image I pulled from a previous server ?

Are there any setting to activate to use full virtualization ? Is the performance impact really much bigger ?


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Stefan de Konink <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Antoine Benkemoun schreef:

Ok I knew that dd was able to make copies of disks bit per bit but not that it could make images for Xen.

What do you think a raw image is? Magic?

By setup a kernel what do you mean ? I would like to avoid having to mess with the original system. Could I just do this with full virtualization ? I was planning to get a system with Intel VT anyways.

No need for VT, it is a mess anyway. Just set it up with a linux kernel (outside the image) inside Xen, and try if it works. If you get a big #$(*& warning about TLS, disable it. And read the XenFAQ!

If anyone has a tutorial or a page that explains a few things as to how this would happen, I would still be interested.

Use google.


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