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Re: [Xen-users] please help: Linux Kernel must be loaded before initrd

  • To: Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 17:29:32 +0200
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On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Sure, but if the IDC's support is actually what the sales reps say it
> is, this won't be necessary. In the 9 years that I've had servers in 5
> different countries, I've never used a KVM-over-IP device. This is a new
> host that I'm trying out, and they're really dissapointing.

We also do run hosting remotely, in 10 points of presence, on many
points of the globe, many being totally remote with the help of the data
center staff. Over the years, I found that using a KVM over IP is quite
necessary even with a very good data center support. It's simply so much
better to never have to ask anything to them and manage everything by
ourself. It's been quite years now that we use only servers with
integrated KVMs. It only costs us 100 USD more per server, and one more
Ethernet port on the switch... For older servers, we managed to buy some
cheap KVM over IPs too.

If you had KVM over IPs, you wouldn't have to actually WAIT for support.
Just reboot, press e in grub to edit the config, b to boot, done...



Hi Thomas,

I do agree that a KVM is a good option, but also found that a properly configured server never needs it.

But the more important thing is that I travel a lot, and when I need to have something done, I can just email the support department at the various IDC's, and they take care of everything for me. So, where I save money on the KVM, I pay it for server management, and this also cuts down support costs on my side a bit. But then the IDC needs to have good support. I found out the hard way that this one doesn't have good support. $400 later! But, needless to say, the new server is up, most of the VPS's are transferred, and I've cancelled the old one already.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux Hosting
Web: http://www.SoftDux.com
Office: 087 805 9573
Cell: 082 554 7532
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