[one-users] Tiny Local Business scenario for openNebula

Diego Jacobi jacobidiego at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 06:55:03 PDT 2011

Hi Ben.
I appreciate your answer.

I was expecting to be able to install kvm, sshd, and openNebula on the
same hardware. As I would not need to provide many different
I think that I would have maybe 4 VM at the same time, but the virtual
processor will be most of the time sleeping.

Will this be in some software related conflict ? Or your
recommendation is due to the load ?

It sounds that the method you describe, involves the same procedures
as installing openNebula.

Kind regards,

2011/10/26 Ben Tullis <bt at tiger-computing.co.uk>:
> Hi Diego,
> I don't think that OpenNebula is likely to be the best tool for the job
> in this case, as it is more geared towards on-demand cloud computing.
> However, it does sound like you could really benefit from virtualization
> in the office. The way I would approach your situation is as follows.
> Make sure that the machine you're going to use as a server has hardware
> virtualization support built in.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_VT#Processor
> Use disks in pairs of equal sizes, then install Linux and configure
> software RAID1 so that the system will be able to withstand a failure in
> any disk.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mdadm
> Install a hypervisor to enable you to run many concurrent virtual
> machines. You might like to consider KVM, Xen and Virtualbox.
> http://www.linux-kvm.org
> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/
> http://virtualbox.org
> You can then define virtual machines and install Windows onto them, in
> order to make them available to your colleagues. You can use normal
> Windows system management techniques (such as sysprep) to deploy
> pre-configured Windows system images, thereby saving you time. You could
> then use VNC to make these virtual machines available to your staff, in
> the manner that you suggest.
> I'm currently looking at building an OpenNebula cluster to support a
> small-business requirement, but I can't really see that there is any way
> of ensuring high-availability in any system with fewer than four
> physical servers in it. I think you'd be making things unnecessarily
> hard for yourself if you tried to do it all on one server.
> I hope that helps.
> Kind regards,
> Ben
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