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Re: [Fedora-xen] Fedora's Xen Compared to XenExpress



--- "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> thewird wrote:
> > --- "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> >> Mathew Brown wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>   I was wondering what the differences between Fedora 8's Xen and
> >>>   XenExpress v4 are (besides the limits of 4GB or RAM and four
> >> virtual
> >>>   hosts).  Is the functionality and stability the same or is
> >> Fedora's
> >>>   Xen more cutting-edge?  Thank you for your help.
> >> I'm not very familiar with XenExpress, but I'm fairly sure that
> the 
> >> management software used by XE is some proprietary code.  Fedora
> uses
> >>
> >> libvirt and virt-manager for management, has no artificial
> >> limitations 
> >> on memory, CPUs, guests etc., and is completely open source.
> > Does Fedora 8 have any way to limit the network speed on the
> > guests?
> 
> I assume, though I've not tried it, that you should be able to use 
> ordinary Linux mechanisms such as the 'tc(8)' command to enforce a 
> traffic control and shaping on the vifX.0 devices.
> 
> To be honest, it's a bit of an unusual request: mostly people
> complain 
> about not getting enough network performance :-)

Reason being the only reason I'm still using XenEnterprise for my VPS's
is because of the network limiter and the nice graphs which (which I
could live without). With XenSource being bought out by Citrix and the
price tripling for a license, I'm looking for alternatives. I asked the
datacenter already to ship me one of my dual-core's so I could test
Fedora 8 at home.

Marco Jorge


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