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Xen vs KVM

Just for a testing purpose I used Xen almost a year to consolidate my dedicated server, initially dual core and now quad core. First I used Xen VM migration feature which was allowed me to have a separate solution on a server to use DEV. After switching to Core2Duo, I took an advantage of virtualization for consolidation and disconnected the the four large machines that are now just more than a small NAS.

Recently, I decided to upgrade to a Core2Quad before the technology changed. Even though the principle defined for motherboard / cpu to 45nm demands high end servers.

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Xen Dedicated Server

On Linux, there are applications like kernel (Xen, KVM) allows you to do virtualization on a dedicated server system; a set of applications, especially shared by “box” operating systems which is completely independent of one and other, manage by a “master” for the resource control of each. You can share resources with operating systems so you can create multiple virtual accounts on the same physical server.

The advantage in case of malfunction of your virtual dedicated server is handling the system for maintenance with direct access to storage space to repair it. The whole point of virtual actions to manage through a web interface or ssh to reboot your server instantly.

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