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Re: [Xen-users] Newbie: Xenserver Hardware/setup configuration recommendations

On Mon, 2013-12-09 at 14:51 -0500, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> I'm a newbie to Xen, and have been given the go-ahead to spec out a
> medium-ish sized system to run VMs on for development/testing.   
> We are primarily an HP server shop. I'm looking for detailed
> information about hardware configuration recommendations - memory,
> disk, NIC ports, processors, etc.    
> Could someone point me to some good info?

This list is mostly to do with the upstream Xen.org version of Xen, and
the supported hardware will depend on the underlying distro and kernel
which you choose.

XenServer is in effect its own distro so for XenServer specific advice
you will probably find more folks on the www.xenserver.org lists or the
XenServer forums at
http://forums.citrix.com/category.jspa?categoryID=101 or your Citrix
Support channel folks. I'm fairly certain that XenServer also publish a
Hardware Compatibility List, I'd be amazed if there weren't a bunch of
HP systems on it.

If you want to deploy upstream Xen on a regular distro then IMHO the
best advice is to pick a Linux (or BSD) distro which you are familiar
with and check if there is any Xen advice for that distro in
wiki.xen.org (e.g. http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Category:Host_Install) or on
the distros own wiki.


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