[PVE-User] Kernel packages: bug and questions

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Mon Nov 30 16:13:39 CET 2009

Hi again,

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> bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of rupi
> Sent: Montag, 30. November 2009 15:40
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> Subject: Re: [PVE-User] Kernel packages: bug and questions
> Hi,
> to illustrate my problem: I work in a ngo where virtually no budget for
> any hardware exists but i have to fullfill the needs for a medium sized
> company - 1k users, 80 locations.
> Virtualization is the only chance to do this without violating the most
> basic security constraints - bugs like the recent one in vmware video
> drivers suggest its still a bad idea to run virtual machines with
> different security levels on one host/cluster but more hardware is not
> an option i'm free to choose. So far i used Xen to do this, but i want
> to migrate to kvm so i'm able to virtualize the few m$ servers i can't
> get rid of.
> So i'm stuck with 'the cheapest stuff that probably will do the job',
> and all hardware vendors change the chipsets in their cheapest product
> lines during their livetime. I have all kind of cheap stuff running
> with all sorts of controllers and no opportunity to test all this
> different hardware - and consequently ran into the problem of having no
> Xen kernel that runs on a specific machine on several occations.
> So i do want to have the possibility to run on custom kernels, since
> experience tells me i'll need it.
> Your offer to help with storage trouble is very generous, but i'm
> afraid that my problems won't be any your paying costumers are likeley
> to run into :). Most likeley i'll stick to my own management scripts
> for kvm on all single hosts and use proxmox on my 2 node clusters, but
> i'd prefer to have only one management solution in production - and a
> solution with a large userbase and developers behind it.
> /rupi

Long story, short answer: if our default kernel misses any storage driver you need just ask us if we can integrate the missing one in the default kernel or just compile it by yourself.
This is the advantage of running an open source solution. Isn´t this enough for you - you have the freedom to run whatever you want? What do I miss?

Br, martin

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