8.04 server + ubuntu-xen-server dies under disk load on AMD Opteron

Luke L lukehasnoname at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 17:42:47 UTC 2008


That's an interesting idea for a tutorial: Guest OS / settings
migration from Xen -> KVM.

On 6/18/08, Sam Howard <sam.howard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I have thought about it, however I've not done anything with KVM and our
> existing server base is all Xen (currently on Debian Sarge servers with
> Etch, Gusty, and now Hardy guests), and we've had very good luck with it
> since Xen 2.x.  Much better performance than our old UserModeLinux farm.  :)
>
> We have new servers coming in that are AMD64 x2 based, so not quite the same
> as my Opteron test system ... our current servers are all AMD Athlon and
> have been very stable for years, so I have to make something work well on
> these new servers.  :)
>
> I'm not even where to start looking at KVM and migrating guests and all of
> that ... any good pointers?  :)
>
> Thanks,
> Sam
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:56 AM, James Dinkel <jdinkel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 11:22 AM, Sam Howard <sam.howard at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > > <snip>
> >
> > >
> > > Any ideas?  This makes for a pretty non-functional Xen server.  :(
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Sam
> > >
> >
> > Have you thought about using KVM instead?  I know that doesn't solve
> > your problem.  But KVM is built into the standard linux kernel.  Xen
> > is a fork of the linux kernel.  So KVM should work just as reliably as
> > your typical linux install.
> >
> > James
> >
>
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