XenServer footprint

doom969doom969 Posts: 304Member
Anybody knows what is the smallest partition you need to install xenserver? I've just read the docs and its seems 14Gb is the smallest, I'd like to know if this is correct. It seems a litlle bit extreme considering that EsxI needs 32Mb and even HyperV server will run on about 3-4Gb...
Those server will boot directly from the san so it seems a bit strange to loose 100Gigs of valuable San storage just for the HyperVisors.
Thanks to all
Doom969
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  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    doom969 wrote: »
    Anybody knows what is the smallest partition you need to install xenserver? I've just read the docs and its seems 14Gb is the smallest, I'd like to know if this is correct. It seems a litlle bit extreme considering that EsxI needs 32Mb
    A more fair comparison would be between XenServer and ESX. ESXi has basically no service console.

    Where did you read it wants 14GB? dom0 wants 2x4GB partitions. Everything else is for the VMs.
  • doom969doom969 Posts: 304Member
    tiersten wrote: »
    A more fair comparison would be between XenServer and ESX. ESXi has basically no service console.
    Agreed.

    Where did you read it wants 14GB? dom0 wants 2x4GB partitions. Everything else is for the VMs.[/QUOTE]

    XenServer Installation Guide
    5.0.0
    Published September 2008
    1.0 Edition

    I havent explained myself clearly.
    It seems that when you install Xenserver, it wants 2x4gb for Dom0 as you said but it also wants to reserve at least 8Gb for Vm's.
    This being booted of a San, what i want is to have the boot lun with only the hypervisor and completely separated from the vm luns.
    So i really need to reduce that partition to the min, and i wont ever have any vm on that.

    Thanks for your help BTW
    Doom969
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  • doom969doom969 Posts: 304Member
    Nevermind that,
    I found a doc on the Citrix web site on how to modify the media to install whitout reserving space for vm's.
    It looks like 8Gb is the bare minimum but 9Gb is recommended.
    Thanks for your help again
    Doom969
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