20 years ago I had a new cutting edge system every 3 months but lack of money and also the quite decent Pentium 3.2 GHz slimPC I haven't replaced my desktop system for over 3 years...
My Xbox with XBMC is still the centre of my Home Theater together with a 42" plasma and a Yamaha DTS amplifier.
I'm now thinking of building a HTPC but I definitely want it to do more than that. I also want it to run some Virtual machines which are currently running on a 2nd Pentium III system.....
I still don't know which OS I should run as the base system. I could run a desktop Linux with vmware and some virtual machines running win32 and linux the background or a Windows XP/Vista with vmware.
I'm a bit scared this virtualization will make it impossible to use hardware accellerated video hardware.
I recently had my holidays and when I came back at work my colleague showed me 2 Xenservers which replaced 2 vmware-machines. The performance was quite impressive and much faster than vmware. The most impressive part was a live migration: My system was attached to a Virtual Windows XP-machine using RDP. This Virtual machine was then moved from 1 Xenserver to the other Xenserver and you didn't even notice anything in this RDP-session...
Because this HTPC will have the latest technology which is needed for Xenserver I could run that as a base and have the other machines run on top of that....
Is there anyone here using this already or tried it
Is XenServer a good base for a HTPC?
Joined: Jan 2005
2009-08-19 02:43 Post: #1
(This post was last modified: 2009-08-19 02:46 by frater.)
Joined: Jul 2009
2009-08-19 05:12 Post: #2
frater Wrote:The most impressive part was a live migration: My system was attached to a Virtual Windows XP-machine using RDP. This Virtual machine was then moved from 1 Xenserver to the other Xenserver and you didn't even notice anything in this RDP-session...
Haven't tried running Xen on a HTPC, bu the live migration is something Vmware had already 4 years ago (on ESX server), I used it frequently at work.