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Michele Casey Talks to the guys about Suse Linux on Linux Enterprise Sp1 and Ron Terry introduces Xen Virtualization

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June 19th, 2007 by

So how can you improve Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop? How about release a support pack with a bunch of new features. This time on Novell Open Audio we talk to Michele Casey, Product Manager for Desktop Strategies, about what updates are in Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1. Also Ron Terry, Novell’s Advanced Technical Training Engineers, gives a Xen Virtualization primer.

Time: 41:10
MP3 Size:
14.1 MB

Segment Times

  1. Suse Linux on Linux Enterprise Sp1: 1:06 – 16:07
  2. Xen Virtualization: 16:40 – 40:18

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Comment by John Yorke
2007-06-20 17:09:28

Great show. Is there any documentation out there showing how to make managed domains unmanaged and vice-versa?

The big advantage to the pre-SP1 Xen was that copying a disk image and its config file was all that was required to get the VM to show in the management tool (YaST) and all that was required to change a setting such as allocated memory or virtual cpus was to edit the text file and restart the machine in the management tool. With SP1 things seem much more complicated with two types of config files (one text and one XML) with properties like uuid which are meaningless outside the database and a database hidden behind a bunch of command lines and GUIs. Seeing that virtualization places more server tasks on one piece of hardware the one piece of hardware becomes a point of failure that could cause much more damage. Due to that increased risk, disaster recovery or managability becomes very important and currently the old two file method seems more desirable.

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