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RE: [Xen-users] Help in installing XEN

Hi Grant,

First of all thanks a lot for guiding me.

To conclude if i install CentOS 5.6 directly on my hard drive my question is should i install it in parallel with windows on hard drive or remove windows completely before this installation ???

But the problem is my laptop is i5 and i dont think Centos for i5 is released yet so i will have to go through other options

1. I could get the swap hard drive thing you are telling. (Sorry if my questions are too silly)
2.  If i directly install XCP on my hard drive (removing windows as xcp does not support parallel OS - correct me if i am wrong) than can i run windows virtually on it through any other way ????

Jay Parikh

From: grantmasterflash@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:46:27 -0700
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Help in installing XEN
To: jparik01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CC: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

   Not sure if I'm following but you generally can't install a Hypervisor inside another Hypervisor ie. no Xen inside of VMWare. Also XCP is designed as a product so you install it from the install disk on bare hardware. The standard Xen Hypervisor can be installed in a Linux Distrobution from packages but even then it's good to choose your Linux distribution wisely as there's a bit of strategy to it. We recently had a thread about the best OS for Dom0 (the Control Domain) in this mailinglist.

My recommendation, get a machine (or swap drive) that you don't use for anything else and install XCP on it if that's what you want to run. If you're thinking of straight Xen then install CentOS 5.6 on it which comes with Xen.

Grant McWiliams

On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 12:26 PM, JAY PARIKH <jparik01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I am new to XEN I am working on a cloud based project on which i have to explore the possibilities of using XEN in certain functions of router like packet processing, forwarding etc. 

So first of all i need to install XEN and understand its basics.

I think i should install XEN directly on my hard drive in my laptop and install my windows 7 in VM and may be linux on other VM.

But i just wanna to know if there is any possibility of installing XEN virtually in VMware in windows and working on it???

Also i want to know will i need server ofr i can directly install Xen Cloud Platform in other VM directly on XEN hyperviser ????

Thanks a lot for help in advance......

Jay Parikh

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