K.S. Bhaskar on 6 May 2011 11:29:04 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Red Hat's new PaaS cloud service vs inhouse vmware

I only use it to run my desktop. IO performance is its weakness, though it improved a bit once I added in the Red Hat virtio drivers. If I wanted any sort of IO performance in a virtual machine, I would probably use iSCSI, but I have never done that because my demands of virtualization are modest.

Here's the command line I use - I suspect some of it is extraneous, but once I found something that worked, I didn't bother to refine it for my occasional use of Windows. WINDOWS.DISK.IMAGE.FILE.NAME is what it seems to be. And no, I never got sound to work.

QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=pa kvm -enable-kvm -m 1536 -cpu host -soundhw es1370 -sdl -vga vmware -usb -balloon virtio -net nic,model=virtio -net user,hostfwd=tcp::3389-:3389 -drive file=WINDOWS.DISK.IMAGE.FILE.NAME,if=virtio,index=0,cache=none,aio=native,boot=on

-- Bhaskar

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Andrew Libby <alibby@xforty.com> wrote:

Any experience running lightweight windows server systems on KVM? ÂI'm about to embark on a small consolidation project to do just this. ÂI've done quite a bit with Linux
on KVM, but only dabbled enough on windows to feel
comfortable with the direction for this project.

Thoughts and experiences are welcome.


On 5/6/11 10:38 AM, K.S. Bhaskar wrote:
Yes, that's the way I run it when I have to run it. ÂWindows
7 64-bit edition runs very well under kvm.

-- Bhaskar

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM, jeff <jeffv@op.net
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 ÂOn 05/06/2011 10:22 AM, K.S. Bhaskar wrote:

   ÂFor me, VMware sometimes had to be coaxed and
   Âcajoled into working, but
   Âgenerally worked well once I got it working.

 ÂI find virtualization to be the only way to run the
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