Tag: virtualization

Xen, LVM, and Grub

I ran into an interesting problem with my new server the other day. Due to a hardware problem with an external USB hard drive, I had to reboot the XEN host. I had to do the reboot remotely … so I couldn’t intervene if something went wrong.  Yes, you guessed it, something did go wrong. …

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Virtualization Advice

I need some virtualization advice. I’m currently running this blog, among others, on XEN 3.1.2 based virtualization on CentOS 5.5. At the present time, I have three physical machines running … rivendell, gondor, and middle-earth. Middle-earth”is the XEN host. Rivendell and gondor are stand alone servers running Fedodra 10. Currently gondor is primarily a web …

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Virtualization Test

OK, I’m jumping in with both feet. This post starts my test of server virtualization. This blog is now running on a virtualized instance of CentOS 5.5 … running inside a CentOS 5.5 managed XEN hypervisor. It has 4gb of RAM and two processors allocated. Keep your fingers crossed. 🙂

Virtualization

One of the goals I have for the new system is to replace the two existing servers. My current plan is to do this via virtualization. There are a number of virtualization options available … each with advantages & disadvantages. The virtualization products I’m currently consider are: VirtualBox VMWare vSphere VMWare Server XEN

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