Posts Tagged ‘Server’

Installing Xen from Source on Debian Lenny (on a EQ6 server)

January 11th, 2010 20 comments

Xen is a very powerfull virtualization program, which also allows using techniques like AMD Pacifica or Intel Vanderpool to run the virtualized OS directly on the hardware of the machine without any emulation. This makes it very powerfull and fast compared to an emulated OS. But it actually is a pain in the neck if you want to install it and are a newbie concerning virtualization.

This tutorial now shows you how to compile the necessary Xen-Kernels and how to set up some example VMs running Linux itself again and Windows. Read more…

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New design

January 10th, 2010 9 comments

How you can see, I have updated the whole website’s design to this cool one. It took me half the day because this wasn’t the only thing to do. I had first to update all my wordpress addons and wordpress itself and then I needed to modify this design and fix nasty bugs.

Anyway, it is done now. I’d also like to announce, that our Teamspeak 3 server is available now.

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All green for the new server – Or not?

April 23rd, 2009 4 comments

We hesitated the last few weeks how and what is the best way to get our new server running. We started with Xen for virtualisation just to find out that for some strange reason Windows Server 2003 and 2008 refuse to run. We activated all settings and Intel Vanderpool was activated in the BIOS. Still no results. It always errored out with tellung us that we tried to run an x64 application on a non x64 platform (winload.exe failed). But it was x64 and even x86 (32 bit) failed to run.

So we came to the conclusion, Xen isn’t that good for us. We lately switched to Proxmox where we have been told, it will definitely work. And so was it: Windows 2008 booted up but wait: Linking it with the ip did not really work (some special network driver was necessary and it is not ported fully to Win2k8 yet). So now it’s Windows 2003 x64 Enterprise R2 which will run on it. And it seems to work.

Sidenote: The Windows 2008 server booted up in around 4 seconds. That’s incredible fast. I hope Win2k3 will be as fast as 2008.

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