[Users] ovzkernel-xen ?
robertn at the-nelsons.org
Wed Aug 27 12:52:05 EDT 2008
Gregor Mosheh wrote:
> Having not used Xen but being very interested in all forms of
> virtualization and how folks are using it, I'm curious.
> What does one do with a kernel that does both OpenVZ and Xen? Do you
> run multiple Doms and a few of them use OpenVZ? Is there a reason that
> neither OpenVZ nor Xen do exactly what you want by themselves?
I use Xen + OpenVZ on a build machine.
I need to build binaries of an Open Source software package I maintain.
So I have a Xen PV OpenVZ DomU that hosts a container for each Linux
Distro and Version I need to build.
For those non-Linux OSes like Windows, FreeBSD and Solaris I use either
Fully or Para Virtual Xen DomUs to do the build.
Then when I'm doing a release I run a script on my development machine.
The script starts the various virtual environments, copies over the
source tar, builds it, copies back the binaries and stops the virtual
In about a half hour I end up with about 40 OS and Version specific
RPMs, DEBS, etc.
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