dragon2611

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Anyone running Vmware server with cpanel running on the host machine?

Would be interested to know what the performance is like and if you ran into problems?

I installed Vmware server and booted Damn small linux in it to make sure it works ok (It does) but I'm currently unsure if I want to deploy anything onto Vmware yet.

I have a 1.6ghz Quad-core xeon (VT is enabled)
2gb ram
2x 250gb hard-drives in Raid1
Centos 5 x64
Cpanel/whm

Will host ~55 small(ish) websites that I'm moving over from a rented 3Ghz dual core p4 (2gb ram single 250gb hdd Load average hits 1.4 at times but it usually hovers around 0.6 - 0.7 on the p4)

It's hosting Sites for myself and friends, I don't want to pay for 2 physical servers at this time so everything shall be moved over to the xeon

Just wandering if the system would be able to handle a VM or maybe 2 as well as running the sites on the Host or It would be to much for it? (I'd set the VM to 1 processor, so that only 1 core gets used for each VM and I only want to run 1 or 2)

I can upgrade the Ram if needed, the server is capable of talking a 2nd Cpu but I have no plans to get one at this time.
 

hydra

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Hi,

No problem with VMWare and hosting panels.
I am running it for almost 2 years now.
For what you want to do with the server i think you will not have problems.

Ronald.
 

dragon2611

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Been playing around with it over the past day or so as I thought i'd take the oppertunity to play with it before I move the sites across.

There are only 2 sites migrated across at the moment, one's mine and ones one of my teams so perfect time to try Vmware and not worry about the performance impact ;)

The only thing I did notice was the First OS I tried in a VM (centos 5 x64 as it was in the servers dvd drive) causes one of the cpu cores to sit on iowait constantly.

Not sure if it's becuase it was a 64bit os or what.