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Old 25th June 2009, 22:34
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Default Which XEN howto is recommended for webhosting?

Some time ago i've setup XEN on Debian Lenny according:

HOWTO 1:
http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualiza...an-lenny-amd64

Today i noticed that there is another way to setup XEN by following this new howto:

HOWTO 2:
http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualiza...enserver-5.5.0

Now i wonder myself what is the big difference between those two methods?

The Virtual machine which are created according HOWTO 1 are LVM based virtual machines, which is what i want, but is it also the case when i follow the 2nd HOWTO ?

Is it better to follow the 2nd howto because XEN-SERVER provided by Citrix is much newer then the verion which comes with Debian Lenny or not?

What are the advantages/disadvantages?

Besides the version, are there big differences anyway?

Which is the better solution for webhosting?
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Old 26th June 2009, 14:38
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The first solution gives you much more control over your setup, while in the second solution, you have a fancy control panel. To be honest, I can't say if XenServer creates image-based or LVM-based guests. But as far as I know, XenServer is based on RedHat, and I can't say how much it was customized, but if anything goes wrong, it might be difficult to repair it...
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Old 29th June 2009, 18:23
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I think you're right Falko. I guess you're right Falko. Control is very important. I think i will stay with XEN provided by Debian, but the fanct interface to manage some XEN tasks is really nice.
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