[PVE-User] Recommended CPU and Ram

Tony Zakula tony at zakula.com
Wed Mar 2 15:44:15 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 5:23 AM, Giovanni Toraldo <gt at libersoft.it> wrote:
> Il 02/03/2011 12:18, Patryk Benderz ha scritto:
>> Dnia 2011-03-01, wto o godzinie 13:30 -0600, Tony Zakula pisze:
>>> Wow, found on the KVM site that they recommend one GB of Ram be
>>> reserved for the host.
>> 1 GB? Looks enormously lot! But if they say so. If this is not
>> production system, than you can always make tests, what is the smallest
>> amount of CPU time or RAM  that Guest will still work reasonably.
> That's probably a recommended requirement so the system has a reasonable
> chunk of free memory to have some buffers/cache for disk I/O or for
> making backups, without swapping as hell.
> However, kvm is good because it run happily on any commodity hardware of
> your choice, you shouldn't worry so much.
> Bye.
> --
> Giovanni Toraldo
> http://www.libersoft.it/
> _______________________________________________

Yes, well this will be a production server running on commodity
hardware so I went ahead and left 1GB of Ram and one processor for the
host.  I will monitor it.  I can't believe it would need a whole gig,
but time will tell.  Thanks for the thoughts.

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