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Re: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please

To: Boris Derzhavets <bderzhavets@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please
From: Florian Manschwetus <florianmanschwetus@xxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 14:19:42 +0100
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Am 25.10.2009 11:17, schrieb Boris Derzhavets:
>>If you really like to have a Server, then you should take a serious look
>>at Sun X86 hardware, for example the X4170 would be a great peace of
>>hardware for running xen as server virtualisation. Even more for remote
It is a Intel Nehalem Xeon Server why should it refuse Windows or Linux???

> If customer doesn't want to run OpenSolaris 2010-02-125 or SNV 124 for
> Xen Virtualization in meantime :-
> 1. Would it be possible to install F11 or Ubuntu 9.04 Server on this box ?
It is a normal intel xeon server, every x86 architecture os will run on
it (as far as it supports 16 Threads (windows xp may fail here))
> 2. Would it be possible  port Xen-unstable or Xen-3.4.2 via
> xensource.com  or
As above is it possible with a Nehalem based Server of IBM or HP Brand?
> build Xen Dom0 via xen-3.4.1-5.fc12.src.rpm along with the most recent
> Libvirt 0.7.0
> with xen driver ( on F11).
> 3. Would it be possible  clone JF's Git Repo to this box and build the
> most recent
>    pvops kernel ?
damn why should a x86 os behave differently just because it runs on a
Box Sun labeled?
> 4.Would it be possible to build the most recent xenified aka Suse ?
> In other words,  are you aware of Linux Xen performance on mentioned
> hardware
> from Sun ?
I have tested the x4150 boxes myself with a normal x86_64 gentoo xen, it
is perfect.
> Boris.


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