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Re: [Xen-users] Xen Questions

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 12:09 AM,  <admin@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> See sections labeled QUESTION. The other text is to understand the questions
> and background.
> I never had reason to consider Xen as I dual boot operating systems as
> needed.
> Now I am seemingly forced to use Xen and I want to find out if it can do
> what I want.
> This is for personal use and not commercial.
> I have a 24 core 64GB mem. rackserver that needs to run windows and linux.
> Linux does just fine sees, all 24 cores all memory (even my old FC7 distro)
> I used for numerical programming for studies long ago,
> Windows is another can of worms.
> It seems that Windows 7&10 Professional will do two processors each of 12
> cores from the specifications.
> However, there is NO WAY Windows 7 or 10 will install on this server.
> QUESTION: Does Microsoft detect it is a rackserver and then intentionally
> prevent the install forcing you to buy Windows server ?
> Both 7 and 10 fails after the first reboot during install.
> I dont particularly want to use windows server as I need the bells and
> whistles of Windows 7 and 10 which server doesnt have.
> It seems a hypervisor like XEN is the only way around the windows conundrum
> as I can fool t to to look like a normal pc running it virtually.
> How does Firewire and USB perform in XEN when hosting Windows ? Is there any
> lack of USB/Firewire support or is performance sub par. ?
> It seems that XEN is the only option to get 7pro and/or 10pro to run on this
> machine.
> thanks !


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