Xen for Human Beings

Hein-Pieter van Braam hp at syntomax.com
Wed Apr 26 18:44:44 BST 2006

Actually, I meant the way you create and manage them :) 
Not on a technical level really :)

On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 10:36 -0700, Erast Benson wrote:
> > good plan btw! Have you looked at solaris zones? I think it would be a
> > good way to model the xen virtual machines after them.
> >
> > have fun! :)
> Yes, Solaris 10 zones are nice but limited in the way that it can only
> "run" another instance of the same version of Solaris. It is useful to
> some extent and runs without *any* performance loss.
> But upcoming BrandZ[1] (Solaris 11 zones) will have additional syscall
> layer which will allow to run OpenSolaris-based distribution like
> NexentaOS[2] without *any* performance loss and Linux-based distributions
> with minimal performance loss (5-10%), which is way more efficient than
> Xen/VMware/etc..
> BrandZ patches are freely available now and we are planning to include
> them into the NexentaOS once they are part of an official build.
> [1] http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/brandz
> [2] http://www.gnusolaris.org

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