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Re: [Xen-users] Xen or XCP

Hi Shane,

XCP questions are generally better asked on xen-api@ (bad list name, we
are working to fix that). I've CC'd that list.

On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 15:41 +0100, Shane Johnson wrote:
> I was wondering if someone could direct me to a resource or provide
> their own insights to differences between Xen and XCP.   I have used
> Xen to go virtual on a majority of my infrastructure (Except for one
> NT 4 box) and was wondering if going with XCP would bring about any
> major benefits?

There is some content on the Wiki about this question. e.g.

> For instance, from what I understand from what I have read, XCP allows
> you to create resource pools.  The part of this I don't understand is
> if one VM can spread across the entire pool or if it will still be
> tied to one piece of hardware in the pool (CPU and Memory as storage
> will be on a NAS / SAN anyways)?

If your storage is on NAS/SAN then yes, you can migrate virtual machines
between homogeneous hosts in the pool, or even heterogeneous hosts (from
the same vendor) if you configure "CPU levelling" appropriately.


> Thank you in advance.
> -- 
> Shane D. Johnson
> IT Administrator
> Rasmussen Equipment

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