[PVE-User] Moving from XenServer to Proxmox... slowly

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Thu Oct 24 15:49:03 CEST 2013


I'd considered that, but I'm having trouble finding a system that supports VT-d/VT-x.

Any hiccups converting Xen to KVM?  I imagine the Windows boxes will move easily enough, just using clonezilla or similar.  The rest of my servers are Ubuntu based, and PVM's so I'll need to add a kernel, so I'm looking at http://www.blog.turmair.de/2010/12/xen-to-kvm-or-physical-vmware-migration/

Any performance issues?


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kurt Bauer" <kurt.bauer at univie.ac.at>
> To: "Gerald Brandt" <gbr at majentis.com>
> Cc: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
> Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:42:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [PVE-User] Moving from XenServer to Proxmox... slowly
> Hi,
> we did pretty much the same thing over the past weeks, ie. changing
> fom
> XEN to KVM (Proxmox) reusing the hardware already in place and
> production. But we didn't went down the 2-Node cluster road, what we
> did
> instead was, that we used an old server machine as a third node, just
> for the sake of quorum and not having to deal with all the problems,
> that may occur on a 2-Node cluster. No guests on that machine and as
> soon as the 3rd production machine was free, we added it to the
> cluster
> and removed the old one.
> I guess performance is not an issue for that 3rd machine, as long as
> it
> has no guests.
> Hope that helps a little,
> best regards,
> Kurt
> Gerald Brandt schrieb:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We've pretty much made the decision to move from Citrix XenServer
> > to KVM (Proxmox) for our Virtual solution.  Unfortunately, I don't
> > have all the computers available to me at the start, since
> > migration will use the existing XenServer computers.
> >
> > To start, I'll have two servers, using a single iSCSI, in an HA
> > cluster.  Once they are running and some of the virtual machines
> > are migrated, I can add a third server.  Finally, I can add the
> > fourth server.
> >
> > Is there anything I need to look out for when creating the 2 server
> > HA cluster and then converting it to a 3 and 4 node cluster?
> > Has anyone done this, and created a HOWTO I can follow?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Gerald
> >
> > ps: Been using Citrix XenServer since Jan 2009.  We've had enough
> > issues with VM disk corruption to haunt me for year (using
> > LVMoveriSCSI).  It's a bloody house of cards.
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