LVM volumes as backing for DomU’s file system is an appealing solution to Xen VBD. LVM volumes can dynamically grow/shrink and snapshot. These features make it simple and fast to ... read more »
Assumption: There are VBD based Xen DomU virtual machines stored under
/lhome/xen/vm-f11-sample/. There are two files under vm-f11-sample: vm0-f11.run (The configuration file) and vmdisk0 (The virtual disk). Now we want to ... read more »
Previously, we create a configuration file for each DomU virtual machines in our cluster. Most of the content in these configuration files is the same. The differences are only the ... read more »
LVM’s snapshot feature enables us to duplicate an LVM backed Xen DomU in seconds inside of the same volume group. When we want to duplicate LVM backed Xen DomU from ... read more »
A script for backing up file-backed Xen DomU is introduced in this post. This script can be changed to similar platform.
In our cluster, virtual machines are stored under /lhome/xen/. Virtual ... read more »
LVM’s snapshot feature enables us to duplicate an LVM backed Xen DomU in seconds rather than minutes. We no longer need to copy the entire file system image like backing ... read more »
How to create a LVM group from two hard disk partitions is introduced in this post.
Assume we have installed two hard disks /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc to the server, our task ... read more »
This posts list benchmark (using bonnie++) result of I/O performance of Xen LVM and loopback backed VBDs.
The configuration of machines
VCPU: 2 (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz)
Xen and Linux ... read more »
Please refer to
for the latest stable Xen Dom0 solution.
In this post, the detailed tutorial for setting up Xen 3.4.1 dom0 on top of Fedora 12 with kernel 2.6.29 ... read more »
This is the latest stable and recommended stable Xen Dom0 solution on Fedora 12. No serious bug found till now and we will fix the bugs by ourselves if some ... read more »
In this post, these content are introduced:
Create and manage file-backed virtual block device (VBD) for virtual machines on xen.
Install Fedora 11 via ... read more »
The performance of Xen’s Dom0 is important for the overall system. The disk and network drivers are running on Dom0. I/O intensive guests’ workloads may consume lots Dom0′s CPU cycles. ... read more »
An introduction to installing Domain-U on Xen is introduced here: Setting Up Stable Xen DomU with Fedora: Unmodified Fedora 12 on top of Xenified Fedora 12 Dom0 with Xen (this ... read more »
The new development of Xen and Linux kernel make it easy to install Xen on Fedora as the Domain-0 now. Compared to our old method (Setting up Stable Xen Dom0 ... read more »
Setting up Ubuntu 10.10 DomU on top of Fedora Xen Dom0 is introduced in this post. The process of setting up Ubuntu 10.10 DomU is the same as Setting Up ... read more »
Creating file-backed virtual block device (VBD) for Xen virtual machines and installing Fedora 12 in Xen DomU via internet will be introduced.
The Dom0 platform on top of which this DomU ... read more »
I like to set the volume of mplayer to 28% of the volume instead of the 100% which is too large for me. And I also want mplayer to put ... read more »
I have done some I/O performance benchmark test of Xen DomU. For easier management, our DomU VMs are all using file-backed VBDs. Previously, our VMs are using Loopback-mounted file-backed VBDs. ... read more »
Please refer to here for the platform of this test.
I have done some simple performance test on DomU and Dom0 and compare with the performance on physical machines. These test ... read more »
Here is a list of problem that may occur during installing and configuring Xen Dom0 in Fedora. It is found originally in Fedora systems, but the tips in this post ... read more »