This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


Re: [Xen-users] The death of XEN by Novell

To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>, "Venefax" <venefax@xxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] The death of XEN by Novell
From: "Nick Couchman" <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 06:37:01 -0600
Delivery-date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 05:38:04 -0700
Envelope-to: www-data@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
List-help: <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=help>
List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
List-post: <mailto:xen-users@lists.xensource.com>
List-subscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=subscribe>
List-unsubscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=unsubscribe>
Sender: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I figured I'd throw back in an update on my XEN/Windows environment.  SMP seems to work fine for me in Windows (XP, anyway) as long as I am not running Novell's drivers.  Novell's drivers cause my XP domUs to blue screen and crash.  I believe it is the network driver, but hard to be sure about that.  If I use the GPLPV drivers (just not the most recent version, as the network driver seems to be slightly broken in those), my XP domUs run just fine - SMP or not.  Haven't tried the same on 2k3 or 2k8, but that's my experience with XP.

>>> On 2008/07/20 at 20:30, "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Venefax wrote:
> SQL Server only runs in Windows. I am now actually learning DB2 in order to
> use a Linux-based database. But of course I am not dumb to put my entire
> business on a database I cannot support, yet, the way I do with SQL Server.
> And the beauty is the with XEN-Windows 2008, SQL Server runs perfectly,
> unless Windows crashes.

The way I see it, Xen (the opensource project) does not have an official
windows PV driver. Meaning using it to run production Windows is
downright silly, since you can expect reduced performance. James has
created gplpv driver, which is good for testing purposes (AFAIK it works
best on Xen 3.2, linux dom0). I wouldnt use it on production systems yet

If you want to use Windows, production environment, under Xen, your best
bet (at the moment) is to try either Novell or Citrix's commercial
version. Even then you need to read carefully what configuration they
support. In this case, when Novell said "windows SMP using the Novell
driver crashes", then the logical choice would be :
- follow their advice, don't use SMP, or
- dump Novell, go with Citrix, or
- use other virtualization technology.

Vmware provides Vmware server for free, perhaps that would be better for



This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient. If this email is not intended for you, or you are not responsible for the delivery of this message to the intended recipient, please note that this message may contain SEAKR Engineering (SEAKR) Privileged/Proprietary Information. In such a case, you are strictly prohibited from downloading, photocopying, distributing or otherwise using this message, its contents or attachments in any way. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to this e-mail and delete the message from your mailbox. Information contained in this message that does not relate to the business of SEAKR is neither endorsed by nor attributable to SEAKR.

Xen-users mailing list
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>