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Old 02-05-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 02-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #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, 06:30 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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