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Old 07-11-2013, 06:36 AM   #1
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KVM with 4 guests


Am building an enterprise server with 4 guests and my host has 250G hard drive.
How many partitions do you think i can create?.
am also using KVM.
Waiting for your response.
 
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An enterprise server? You mean two 250GB drives set up as RAID 1, don't you?

If you are putting all the storage for 4 VMs on a single disk (or better, disk pair), then partitioning the drive will just cause you to spend all of your time doing disk seeks. Put the storage for the VMs in four qcow2 files in one partition so its closer together. You can set cache=none so you don't duplicate disk cache on the host and guest.
 
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or use LVM to split the disk into raw chunks for the VMs to use directly at block level
 
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