Saturday, 27 September 2014

XenServer: A Demonstration of XenMotion

It's been a little over a year since XenServer 6.2 was open sourced by Citrix and I've been using it on and off since then and I have to say I'm extremely impressed.  Now obviously I'm only running it on a test rig with all of the hosts running as VMs within VMware Workstation 10, but it does appear to work really well.  

I'm so impressed, I thought I'd do a little demo of how it performs when migrating a VM from one XenServer host to another.  Something that they call XenMotion (analogous to VMware vMotion.)

The test rig specs are as follows;
  • 1 x Home Built Workstation with AMD Phenom Hex Core CPU and 32GB RAM
  • 2 x QNAP TS-112 NAS Devices craved up into multiple LUNs
  • 1 x  TP-Link TL-SG1016 Gigabit Layer 2 Switch

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