[SATLUG] Private Clouds

Benjamin Temple temple_benjamin at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 9 17:37:48 CDT 2011


Hi all,
 
I think I solved my own problem.  VMWare ESXi stillo supports 32-bit processors without hardware virtualization, albeit without the "private cloud" metaphor.  This is fione because I really just needed virtualization.

Regards,
Benjamin Temple
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> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Private Clouds
> From: mark at kandm-solutions.com
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:24:44 -0500
> 
> virtualbox does still support running without virtual extensions. It is
> however painfully inefficient. Multiple virtual machines running on a
> single 32 bit core would be dreadful. I have virtualbox running on 64
> bit debian lenny, a 2.8Ghz hyperthreaded processor with 4G of ram. It
> blows. Of course I could just be spoiled by multi core machines with
> hardware virtualization extensions.
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 21:42 -0500, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> > By definition, you can't run a cloud on a single server. If, however, you
> > wanted to virtualize several instances on a single server to mimic a cloud,
> > you would have to use something like virtualbox which can fully emulate the
> > hardware without using the virtual extensions of Intel or AMD. I haven't
> > used vbox in a while, so I'm not sure if the product still does that, but
> > last time I used it, it had a mode for non-proc-v-extension driven
> > virtualization and a mode that leveraged the virtual extensions from Intel
> > and AMD. If in fact you can use vbox, then I would recommend starting with a
> > 2 node 'cloud' made with either UEC (ubuntu enterprise cloud) or openstack
> > (swift + nova).
> > 
> > Ernest
> > -o)
> > /\\
> > _\_V
> > Message void if penguin is violated...
> > Don't mess with the penguin.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Benjamin Temple <temple_benjamin at hotmail.com
> > > wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I was wondering if it would be possible to set up some sort of private
> > > cloud on a single server that is running a 32-bit non-hardware
> > > virtualization processor. If so, what software do I use? Your help in this
> > > matter is greatly appreciated!
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Benjamin Temple
> > >
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