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I am setting up a server and i'd like to know the following. Can i install services/servers (ftp,http,etc.) on a single machine and run them from different OSes at the same time, with the use of Xen? I mean, that i will have 2 OSes running in parallel, with the one running an ftp server and the other running an http server.
I 'd like to get my hands dirty with different OSes and i'd like to know if Xen can be used towards this.
Of course, the OSes have to be supported by Xen.
Unfortunately we do not currently support Windows; the paravirtualized approach we use to get such high performance has not been usable directly for Windows to date. However recently announced hardware support from Intel and AMD will allow us to transparently support Windows XP & 2003 Server in the near future. We are working on this and intend to have support available by the time the new processors are available."