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Re: [Xen-users] Which one to use: Xen HV, Xen Cloud Platform, or Citrix XenServer?

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  • From: Eric <epretorious@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:38:45 -0700 (PDT)
  • Cc: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <list@xxxxxxxxx>
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> From: Fajar A. Nugraha <list@xxxxxxxxx>

>To: Eric <epretorious@xxxxxxxxx> 
>Cc: "xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:27 PM
>Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Which one to use: Xen HV, Xen Cloud Platform, or 
>Citrix XenServer?
>On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 6:01 AM, Eric <epretorious@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> With so many different avenues for using Xen I'm wondering which path to
>> take:
>> Xen Hypervisor (e.g., CentOS 5.x, Debian {4,5,6}, etc),
>> Xen Cloud Platform [XCP], or
>> Citrix XenServer [XS].
>> Is there one platform that...
>> is more stable?
>> has more features? e.g., live migration, high-availability, etc.
>> tracks Xen HV development more closely?
>> Is there one Linux distro that...
>> is more stable than the others?
>> tracks Xen HV development more closely? e.g.,RHEL/CentOS 5.x uses Xen 3.0.
>> Debian 6 uses Xen 4.0 AFAIK.
>If you've read the documentations and try some of them, like I
>recommended before, you'd probably know the answer already :)

1. I've read The Documentation but these questions are not adequately addressed 
_anywhere_. I'd be happy to read any links that you can provide that may shed 
some light on these very-important questions, though.

2. Recommended *before*?

>In short, there's no silver bullet. You can't have it all. For now anyway.
>It's your choice whether to pick appliance-type vs distro-installed,
>and newer-features vs rock-stable-and-proven.

Yeah, I know. That's why I'm asking list members to share their experience and 
their perspective.

>Going forward, since xapi tools will be available and developed mainly
>on debian/ubuntu, those would probably be the best choice. I wouldn't
>hold my breath though, as (from experience) most likely it'd take
>several years to get there.

Thanks, Fajar. That seems like good advice.

Eric Pretorious
Truckee, CA

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