I am in the process of building a new Xen server from scratch and wanted to ask a couple of questions about best practices.
First, should the guest domains be image files or LVM’s or just regular ext3 partitions? What are the pros and/or cons of each?
Second, since the Dom0 is supposed to be kept secure, and most of my servers I don’t install any X11 server on, is there any security risk installing an X11 server on the Dom0 in order to take advantage of the virt-manager GUI interface?
Thank you in advance for any thoughts and or opinions.
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