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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 14:32:35 +0200
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Thank you for your answers. I'll be trying this out !


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Stefan de Konink <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Antoine Benkemoun schreef:

Ah thank you. Didn't know Xen images were raw.

Xen accepts all sorts of images. tap:aio prefixes with raw images are probably the most stable if you don't use solutions like iSCSI.

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 ?

You edit a configuration file to start an image that points to your disk. Don't forget to set up the right partition scheme if required by the previous installation. If you dump the entire disk then then the partitions will be ok, otherwise you need to edit /etc/fstab inside the image or your configuration file outside the image.

Are there any setting to activate to use full virtualization ?

Not required by your setup

Is the performance impact really much bigger ?



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