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Re: [Xen-users] Which distro for Xen?

To: "Paras pradhan" <pradhanparas@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Which distro for Xen?
From: "Grant McWilliams" <grantmasterflash@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 07:39:03 -0800
Cc: Peter Privat <peter.privat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Nathan Stratton <nathan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Johannes Schlatow <johannes.schlatow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 7:34 AM, Paras pradhan <pradhanparas@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Grant McWilliams <grantmasterflash@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 6:54 AM, Nathan Stratton <nathan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Johannes Schlatow wrote:

I think Centos 5.2 has the best hardware compatibility.

All our production servers are Centos 5.2 for that reason, we needed out of the box 3Ware, Infiniband, latest Intel eth chip set, etc.

We too only use CentOS for Dom0s. I understand the draw toward newer drivers with Fedora but why would you use a constant beta in a production environment? We're currently using Xen 3.3 for everything.

Grant McWilliams

Though  I am running Xen under CentOS 5.2, I recommend to use debian or ubuntu because of the availability of newer packages (>3.0) under debian/ubuntu repos.


Are you aware of the amount of backporting that's done by Redhat? Also the Xen 3.3 is available in RPMs and easy as pie to install. I'm not knocking Debian but I really don't have any issues with it on CentOS and you get the benefits of running RHEL for free.

Grant McWilliams

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use Windows."
Now they have two problems.

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