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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Unikernel/Xen server hosting

On 17 Apr 2015, at 11:51, Magnus Skjegstad <magnus@xxxxx> wrote:
> I have been looking for a place to run a Xen server where I can run
> MirageOS unikernels and Scaleway [1] looks like it could be a good and
> reasonably priced option. Has anyone had any experience with them or
> been able to successfully install Xen there?
> 1. https://www.scaleway.com

I've been running on Scaleway since its closed beta, and it definitely
has a lot of potential for us!  Some notes:

- They have a Docker/ARM image which I'm using.  I've successfully
  modified my ocaml-docker-scripts (that drive the bulk builds at
  http://opam.ocaml.org/builds) to build ARM images for Ubuntu.
  Not done any more than play with it, but I think it could be
  integrated to give us x86 and ARM bulk builds without the hassle
  of having our local ARM clusters burn up from the heat :)

- There's an open issue: https://github.com/scaleway/kernel-tools/issues/14
  regarding getting a Xen-compatible kernel there, so I've asked about

- In the meanwhile though, it works great for userspace builds of
  Xen/ARM kernels, so it could be a good place to augment mirage-www's
  deployment scripts to also build ARM images as well as x86.  This
  requires David Sheets' GitHub watcher which is making fast progress.
  It might also be interesting to run a Jitsu daemon on them in
  "userspace" with a Mirage tuntap Unix binary.


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