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From James Kahn <jk...@idea11.com.au>
Subject Re: can a vm larger than a host?
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2012 01:50:28 GMT
Lu,

Yes, you will need a host with greater than 128GB RAM. You also need
overhead for the hypervisor.

Some hypervisors do support memory overcommit (and CloudStack does not),
but none of them can perform that kind of magic.

Cheers,
JK.




-----Original Message-----
From: Lu Heng <h.lu@anytimechinese.com>
Reply-To: "cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org"
<cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org>
Date: Monday, 16 July 2012 9:08 AM
To: "cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org"
<cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: Re: can a vm larger than a host?

>Hi
>
>I think if a single VM never being larger than a host---then we might
>not truly called cloud...
>
>Currently if a customer want to deploy a 128GB RAM VM, we will need to
>have to deploy two additional host with 128 GB RAM for the
>customer(considering the fail-over).
>
>
>
>On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 1:06 AM, John Kinsella <jlk@stratosec.co> wrote:
>> That's a hypervisor issue, not a CS issue, but I can't think of any
>>hypervisors that support that?
>>
>> On Jul 15, 2012, at 4:03 PM, Lu Heng wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I am wondering is that a way to deploy a VM that larger than host(so
>>> combine two host's recourse to run single VM), seems to me it is not
>>> possible now, I was wondering will this possibility exists in the
>>> future.
>>>
>>> e.g a customer want to have a 128GB RAM VM but our host server only
>>> have 32 GB as standard.
>>>
>>> --
>>> --
>>> Kind regards.
>>> Lu
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>>
>
>
>
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>Kind regards.
>Lu
>
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