[TriLUG] Xen applications

Michael Hrivnak mhrivnak at hrivnak.org
Wed Apr 19 15:37:10 EDT 2006

I'm not clear on what you want to do with the first machine.  Assuming you're 
using it to test-drive a number of distros, no, you probably don't have much 
to gain from using Xen.

The second machine could definitely use Xen.  One of the great advantages is 
the ability to separate access for security purposes.  For example, it makes 
a lot of sense to run your web server on its own xen domain, especially if 
you plan to have users with their own web space.

Another advantage of using Xen is the flexibility it allows.  If you had a 
hardware malfunction on your server for example, it would be a cinch to fire 
up your xen domains on any other xen-capable box, thus keeping your services 

Perhaps a more specific description of your needs would help.


On Wednesday 19 April 2006 03:02 pm, Brian McCullough wrote:
> Folks,
> I have been thinking about how I might use Xen, in light of some other
> thoughts that I have been mulling around, and have the two following
> scenarios.
> I have one machine, on which I have installed Ubuntu 5.10, Mandrake (
> not Mandriva ), tinysofa enterprise, a couple of rPath versions,
> Linspire ( unsuccessfully ), and perhaps a couple of other things that I
> can't remember at the moment.
> I have another ( non-existent at the moment ) machine, that would take
> over the duties of the mail server, the web server, the DNS / DHCP
> machine, and probably the news machine. ( there may be other uses as
> well, but all server-related )
> To me, the first machine is NOT a candidate for Xen, while the second
> definitely is.
> Discussion?
> Brian

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