[Mongrel] [Slightly OT] Do you use virtualization in production ?
joeat303 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 3 21:29:43 EDT 2006
What other gains do you get with virtualizing?
Also, would Xen/virtualizing make these easier?
- restoring root compromised servers
- transferring everything from an old to new server --
I do this periodically and cringe at having to
> Yeah now that I have been way into Xen, I wouldn't
setup a new
> server without it. Even if you only have one server
I would put Xen
> on it, even if its just one huge VM that fills the
entire server. The
> performance overhead of Xen is about 5% compared to
> which is really nothing compared to the gains you
get by virtualizing.
> It makes it so much easier to scale later. Move
your VM's from
> machine to machine. And separate concerns into their
> Seriously I can't recommend it enough. We have built
our entire new
> business on top of Xen. http://engineyard.com . Its
only for ruby/
> rails hosting and everything runs in Xen. Xen is
very cool stuff.
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