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Old 02-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
SuSE123
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Question Preparing SuSE To Host VMs


Hello All,

I need help preparing my Linux box to host virtual machines for a test lab environment. I plan on running approximately 10 virtual (Guest) machines consisting of Domain Controllers, Exchange Server, Member Servers, and workstations.

System Info:
- OS: SuSE 11.0 x64
- HDD: 2 - 80GB and 500 GB (both sata)
- RAM: 8 GB (future 16GB)

I need advice on how to set up the partitions. I want to use the second drive for the VMs.

I want to follow best practices such as creating separate partitions for root, swap, tmp, etc.

Please provide me any info or links you think will assist me.

Thanks,

Last edited by SuSE123; 02-07-2009 at 10:39 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:54 AM   #2
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Put root (/) on the 80 GB drive with the rest of the filesystem.

Except for /home. Put /home on the 500GB drive. You can store your virtual disks there. There should be options for this in most distros.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

But what about /tmp, should that be on its own partition?

When should I consider using LVM?

Also, does it matter which partition I create first (/, /swap OR /swap, /)?

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