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Old 09-03-2005, 06:36 AM   #1
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about xen


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.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 07:13 AM   #2
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Yes, this is the primary purpose for Xen.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 07:26 AM   #3
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Not M$ however. Not supported
 
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Not M$ however. Not supported
Until Intel VT and AMD Pacifica CPUs are available, unless Microsoft makes a Xen version of its operating system(s) available.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 08:21 AM   #5
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"1.4. Does Xen support Microsoft Windows?

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."

From FAQ on Xen Homepage
 
Old 09-03-2005, 08:35 AM   #6
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The FAQ is a liitle out of date. Testing has already succeeded, using test chips from Intel.
 
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Would be interesting to read HOWTO install Windows through Xen. I run the latest Xen on SuSE 9.3 and I see no feasible way of doing it...
 
  


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