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roberto967 04-30-2011 12:46 PM

Slackware guest on Linux-Vserver: patch & install script
 
Hello everyone,
a few days ago Slackware 13.37 was released and I updated my patch and howto about Slackware and Linux-Vserver here http://notes.sagredo.eu/node/7
I hope it could be of any interest, as I haven't seen anything concerning linux-vserver and slackware v. 13.

Comments/suggestions/criticisms are welcome!

Roberto

NightSky 05-19-2013 06:56 PM

Roberto, Greatly appreciate your work for setting up Vserver on Slackware, its the only current howto I have found. I'm new to virtualization, & want to try your howto which is the only one for slackware.
What is the minimum hardware requirement? Want to setup headless, dhcpd, web, mail, file servers. Have a PIII, PC133, might be able to get 1GB of ram, current only has 640mb. Box is doing nothing will your setup on it?
Could us some more basic explanation about advantages for VServer setup, in terms of expandability. My understanding of what i've read is that you can add another physical server to the existing one to expand service? This is why I thought I could start with old box and add new box to setup later as my knowledge base grows?

Also have a multimedia box but would prefer testing on older one. Thanks Hope to see more Slackware VServer tutorials for noobs.

roberto967 05-20-2013 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NightSky (Post 4954518)
What is the minimum hardware requirement? Want to setup headless, dhcpd, web, mail, file servers. Have a PIII, PC133, might be able to get 1GB of ram, current only has 640mb.

it can be sufficient, but of course it strongly depends on your traffic load. In any case, having an os-level virtual server (as linux-veserver is) will certainly save many hardware resources as all kernel and hardware processes will run only in the host. In the guest you will have your services and a couple of system daemons by default:

Code:

# ps axf
  PID TTY      STAT  TIME COMMAND
12085 pts/2    S+    0:00 login                                                                                                                                           
12133 pts/3    Ss    0:00  \_ /bin/bash -login
12152 pts/3    R+    0:00      \_ ps axf
    1 ?        Ss    0:46 init [3]       
30166 ?        Ss    0:04 /usr/sbin/syslogd
30228 ?        Ss    0:00 /usr/sbin/inetd
30449 ?        Ss    0:13 /usr/sbin/crond -l notice
30454 ?        Ss    0:00 /usr/sbin/atd -b 15 -l 1

Quote:

Originally Posted by NightSky (Post 4954518)
Could us some more basic explanation about advantages for VServer setup, in terms of expandability.

I think you will have the same benefits that you will have installing another virtual server. That said with linux-vserver all common tasks are quite simple to accomplish.
The only problems concerns the documentation, which is really insufficient or even missing or not clear (at least to me) for advanced use topics.

NightSky 05-22-2013 11:29 PM

Thank you so much for your response. As I mentioned before this is a learning experience for me & once more proficient would expand to new hardware. I am following all your links and researching.
Here is a link for people like me who are looking for introductory information on VServers:
http://www.montanalinux.org/linux-vs...interview.html


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