"Malcolm Herbert" <mjch%mjch.net@localhost> writes: > I'm interested in setting up a host with large amounts of disk, CPU and > memory resources for creating Xen-managed virtual hosts. Have others > done this with NetBSD and have any pointers for me? > > So far I'm looking for a host with an MSI X58M motherboard - Intel i7 > 950 (3GHz, quad core), 12GB of RAM and twin 1TB SATA disks. > > I'm also more used to much smaller (<2GB RAM, 500GB disk max) hosts - > what gotchas are there for running NetBSD on hardware of this size? I have machines with 2 and 4 cores, 8G and 16G ram, dual 1TB (raid1) drives, and they are ok (amd64). For xen think hard about how many guests and how much ram they need. I run trac under domUs and it is piggy, leading to 1G ram per domU, which eats into 12G fast. cpu and disk have been less of an issue for me.
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