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Re: [Xen-users] What are the advantages of running domU in a lvm logical

To: "Javier Guerra" <javier@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] What are the advantages of running domU in a lvm logical volume?
From: "Dan VerWeire" <dverweire@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 12:39:39 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Javier Guerra <javier@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:50 AM, James Pifer <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 10:14 -0400, Dan VerWeire wrote:
>  > 3) I currently have 4 Windows 2000 Server domUs running in a server
>  > that has 8gigs of ram and dual Xeon quad cores running @ 1.86GHz. Two
>  > of these VMs are high transaction database servers. One is MSSQL and
>  > the other is Pervasive. Also running a terminal server and a web
>  > server. All of these VMs were migrated from physical servers and we
>  > are experiencing higher stability that we were before the
>  > consolidation.
>  >
>  Very good information. Thanks!

very nice datapoint. care to elaborate on HD setup? i guess this is
using PV drivers, but the hardware side is also very significant.

We have 8 250gig Seagate SATA drives (ST3250410AS) in RAID 10 on a 3ware 9650SE-8LPML raid controller. We are NOT using PV drivers yet. Performance is pretty good. I'm sure it will be better once the PV drivers mature. Could get some benchmarks if you are interested.

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