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

  • To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: Alexandre Kouznetsov <alk@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:29:49 -0600
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:30:09 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>


El 09/12/13 13:51, Forrest Aldrich escribió:
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?
Hard to say, beside trivial recommendations. Many CPU cores are better than few, bigger RAM is better than smaller. Leave room for upgrade (second CPU, double the RAM, add disks) if you are trying not to spend too much. Depend a lot on the intended use. If the goal is just to test Xen, grab anything.

Make sure the CPU support virtualization and your storage system has a hardware RAID. Good idea to have 2 or more NIC ports, one for administration (and, maybe, storage) another one for the VM's. The usage will tell you the rest.

I don't think you could find any relevant general recommendation, beside reference of what people actually use for specific purposes.


Alexandre Kouznetsov

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