Xen Performance

Greg Matthews gmatt at nerc.ac.uk
Thu Oct 23 14:21:11 IST 2008

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Just some comments:
> - use paravirtualization
> - don't use file-based fs
> - don't use xvda-based fs

dont use xvd block devices? why not? what is the alternative? or have I 

I use Xen for build, test and package environments and use xvd block 
devices on top of Logical Volumes exported from Dom0. Seems to give 
pretty good performance (but no figures to back that up). Can you elaborate?


> - give it enough RAM
> Kai

Greg Matthews           01491 692445
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