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Re: [Xen-users] a new server for Xen

  • To: Xin Chen <xcheney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Jan Albrecht <jan.albrecht@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 06:19:35 +0100
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Xin Chen wrote:
> Hi all,
> Our company is going to buy a new server for Xen. We are gonna run
> Fedora 6 as the domain0, and put about 4-5 guests on it(it may include
> window). Can anyone give me some advice about the hardware for the new
> server, such as memory, vieo card, cpu, motherboard, and harddisk(scsi
> raid???).
>From my point of view there are only two main parts for your server:
Memory and cpu. Use CPUs with Full virtualization and as much as memory
as you can get. Memory will always your limiting factor.
Beside this maybe fast disks will be an enhancment to your server, but
they matter the same than on a normal server.


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