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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: VMware on GBuild?
Date Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:02:16 GMT
Why not use Xen ( )?

If you just plan to use VMWare workstation, then chances are you are  
going to be wasting a bunch of cycles.  Would be better to just run  
multiple instances of Geronimo.

I've had really bad luck with VMWare in the past so I am a bit jaded  
to using it.  Previously we had a big box running ESX, and a few  
virtual machines on it.  We setup our main build/ci server as one of  
them... and it was so slow.... the vm had 100% utilization, but the  
host was only at like 20%.


On Jul 28, 2006, at 10:21 AM, Aaron Mulder wrote:

> I'm interested in setting up VMware Server on my GBuild boxes, since
> my understanding is that the TCK is pretty single-threaded and we
> ought to get better utilization out of the (dual-CPU) machines if we
> ran the host plus one VM or just two VMs (and forget about the host)
> on each box.
> It sounds like memory might be the constraining feature -- my boxes
> have 1.5, 2, and 4 GB respectively and I wonder whether splitting the
> smaller ones in half would leave enough RAM for the TCK to run.  Would
> 512 or 768 be enough?
> The other question is IPs.  I only have 3 IPs.  Is there any way for
> me to put all the boxes/VMs behind a NAT and have them share 1 IP with
> various port forwards, or do they really need to each have a public
> IP?
> Thanks,
>     Aaron

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