[CentOS-virt] Xen/VMWare Server comparison and "best Xen practices"?

Daniel de Kok

danieldk at pobox.com
Tue Oct 16 19:25:07 UTC 2007

Hi Kai,

On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 21:09 +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> what's your recommendation for the filesystem "underlayer" for a Xen VM? A 
> partition, a file, a sparse file?

I use files, they are easy to manage. They ease up maintenance, since
you can move them around, easily create new ones, etc. But I guess that
raw partitions or LVM volumes are faster.

Files are good enough for our purposes, but the VMs don't heavily do
disk I/O.

-- Daniel

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