Home > OS News > XenSource’s First Product Due Next Week XenSource’s First Product Due Next Week Submitted by george 2006-08-18 OS News 3 Comments Virtualisation start-up XenSource next week will begin selling its first product, XenEnterprise, chief executive Peter Levine said on Thursday in the US. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 3 Comments 2006-08-18 3:54 am bouh It’s enterprise ready now? Seriously… I lost track Ok, enough with the talking, let’s the community of users and enterprises decide after all… 2006-08-18 4:15 am binarycrusader One could argue that since XenSource wasn’t ready to ship this until now, that Novell shipped Xen technology before it was ready Anyway, at least now a high support level Xen centred product will be publicly available and we’ll get to hear whether it’s really ready or not. Edited 2006-08-18 04:15 2006-08-18 12:40 pm HeLfReZ I think alot of people are arguing ease of use versus stability. I have used Xen some 2.0.5, and “stability” was never an issue. I believe that people often say it’s not ready because they cant just pop in xyz cd and fire up an install similiar to vmware. Sure VT support helps, but its still not a cakewalk to get your systems humming. Building streamlined domUs is not something for a junior admin. It still requires significant knowledge of linux and you chioce systems to build a nice production environment. BUILT RIGHT, xen dom0s and domUs are rock solid and I would say very much production stable for usage. The responsibility is placed on the admin which systems are appropriate for virtualization. Would I run production network services and support services on with xen, absolutely YES… Would I run a Oracle cluster handling ATM transactions already at 30% utilization…uhh no, and I wouldnt run it on VMware or Virtual Server either for that matter. Some things belong on dedicated hardware no matter what the utilization level is. I think this is where people get caught up on “stable or not”. Many people that say xen is not stable for production use are thinking can i combine my 4 mission critical servers into one, not can I get ride of the 13 dns servers, 10 ftp servers, and 30 webservers on the network. Most of the stuff people complain xen is not “stable” enough to run, at smart admin wouldn’t want to virtualize anyway. I think Novell understands that the BIGGEST factor effecting how well xen run and how “stable” it runs, is how well the admin built and prepared the domU. Which is why they prep the domUs for you using YaST, and ONLY support their product running as domU..