Hypervisors and you!

Daniel Fussell dfussell at byu.edu
Wed Apr 3 17:55:43 MDT 2013


On 03/15/2013 03:33 PM, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM, Daniel Fussell<dfussell at byu.edu>  wrote:
>> What drama?  It just works.
> Maybe drama wasn't the right word for this:
>
> """
> With Citrix getting involved, things have changed; like the move to a
> Windows management client, and the fact that they over complicated
> XenServer/XenEnterprise and started charging as much as VMware.
>
> There is command line management for XCP, but it's really complicated.
>   Every last piece has a giant UUID to specify, the documentation is
> not so thorough. There are some bash command completion for it now,
> but I still don't like it.
>
> Other things I don't like about XCP are the reliance on the Microsoft
> VHD format and it's 2TB limit, and the scripts that used to all be in
> python are now all in ocaml.  I really don't see what that bought them
> that they didn't already have with python.
>
> There is an open source Open Xen Manager client for linux that tried
> to duplicate the windows client, but it crashes often enough to be
> irritating, and it looks like it's gone stale.
> """
>
> Gabe
>

I thought you were talking about the community Xen.  As for Citrix 
XenServer/Xen Cloud Platform... you're right; drama doesn't even begin 
to describe it.

;-Daniel Fussell


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