Which XEN howto is recommended for webhosting?

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Hans, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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

    HOWTO 1:

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

    HOWTO 2:

    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?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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...
  3. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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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