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RE: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?

To: "Doug Breshears" <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?
From: "Tait Clarridge" <Tait.Clarridge@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 14:42:21 -0400
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?

Check out the CentOS 5.1 distro. It's been a dream for me.

I've tried a few so far - 

Fedora 8 & Xen Source 3.1/3.2 -> Major tweaks needed on my system
CentOS 5/5.1 -> No Problems at all
Ubuntu -> HVM Guests were laggy and using up way to much I/O

Give CentOS a shot. :)

-Tait Clarridge

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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug
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Subject: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?

Is there a consensus on which distro is the best for running a Xen dom0?
I have tried Debian Etch (Xen 3.0.3/2.4.18 kernel) but it was having 
problems with the domU's thinking the (virtual) hard drive was bad.
I upgraded to Xen 3.2 hypervisor and tools (Using Etch Backports) and 
that helped quite a bit (errors are not fatal but still there) but this 
left the kernel untouched and I assumed that it would be best to get a 
kernel compiled with the same version of hypervisor you are using.

I then tried Ubuntu Gutsy (Xen 3.1/2.6.22 kernel) but the domU guests 
hang while booting.

I would prefer a Debian Etch dom0 but will go with whatever works best.

So to clarify.. Is there a Xen distro package / Kernel package 
combination that works best?
I would consider compiling from scratch but I am not sure that would do 
any better.

Any suggestions?

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