It sounds like a simple thing to do: As Ubuntu does not have support for Xen by default, I wanted to run a Debian Lenny Server as Xen host (Dom0) with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) LTS as guest (DomU). But there were some obstacles: debootstrap does not support Ubuntu Lucid by default Ubuntu Lucid cannot boot [...]
Warning: This article is an over-simplified and absolutely incomplete view of ZFS vs LVM from a user’s point of view. I’m sure, LVM works great for a lot of people, but, well, for me it sucked. And ZFS simplifies my life. Honestly. Here’s why.
As recommended by Ezra Zygmuntowicz, I’ve divided all layers of our web application into separate virtual machines using Xen. At a first glance, having virtual machines for every service sounds like quite some overhead. Isn’t it much simpler to just install the whole stack on one box and let it run? Why take the hassle [...]