[CentOS] Re: Not seeing all memory in CentOS 5.1 x86_64

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 17:06:45 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Ruslan Sivak <russ at vshift.com> wrote:
> I guess it has something to do with the ballooning driver for Dom0.  It
> looks like I just tried to allocation too much memory to DomU and the box
> went down hard.  I think there's a setting in xen to the min amount of
> memory to go down to, but I'm not sure why Dom0 is using 600mb of RAM.  Is
> there a mini installation of CentOS that I can do that would use less RAM?
>  I've already unchecked all the boxes when installing CentOS. I would like
> Dom0 to be as small as possible, both due to RAM usage and from a security
> perspective.

I've not familiarized myself with xen yet, but have you considered
VMware Server?  I haven't had any serious problems with it, and none
at all since v1.0.5 came out (1.0.6 is the current one).  Works
nicely, stays within its memory allocation, and top et al work as
you'd expect them to.



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