building a list of KVM workloads

Serge E. Hallyn serge.hallyn at
Fri Sep 9 14:03:24 UTC 2011


At UDS it was decided we should compile a list of VM workloads we are
interested in, define their characteristics, measure the impact of
various tunables (drive types, caching, KSM, etc), and put out a list
of recommendations based upon those.

Myself, I mostly use KVM for testing (so, cache=none, etc).  A start
to a list might be:

     bug reproduction/distro-installer test (cache=none, throwaway)
     guest desktop (kiosk)
     apache server?
     compute-intensive (UEC/openstack based distcc node?)

What would your list be?


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