[SATLUG] Xen Server

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Sep 15 15:42:11 CDT 2009


I am currently running VirtualBox on my lappy and mythbox for winxp. I
like it fine enough for doing desktop stuff.  that said I want to learn
server virtualization.   Ill give Citrix Xen a look over.

Thanks
Todd

On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 13:17 -0500, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> Do you absolutely want to run a host OS below the virtualization platform on
> top or do you want a hypervisor just above the bare metal? For what it seems
> like you want to do, I would suggest just running Ubuntu with virtual box on
> top and placing your VMs inside virtualbox. If you want a true virtual
> server, download the free Citrix Xen Server 5 and set that up as the base.
> Then build the guest OSes on top. Either way is just as easy, but I think
> you will be more comfortable with the Ubuntu/VirtualBox mix. That's what I
> run at home myself. In the office I have ESX.
> 
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 12:56 PM, redpill <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> 
> > I have been thinking about decreasing the number of boxes running in my
> > house and have begun to do the research on setting up a xen server.
> > Currently I am running Ubuntu server 9.04 but my research indicates that
> > this is not the best distro for Xen as there is no support for dom0.  I
> > looked into Fedora but same problem.  Debian might be an option but my
> > experience with this distro is limited. Does anyone out there have any
> > experience with Xen? If so, what host distro do you recommend?
> >
> > I would like on running the following on the server:
> > pfsense - router and wifi access point
> > Ubuntu Lamp - wordpress and apache server
> > Ubuntu LTSP - thin clienting 2 computers for the kids
> > Mythbuntu - would be nice if I could do this but not sure if the TV
> > cards will be an issue
> >
> > thanks for any advice
> > Todd
> >
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