[Samba] System Requirements for Samba?

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Mon Jan 30 18:11:50 UTC 2023

Hi Rob,

I'm not sure you will get much pleasure out of VirtualBox on that 
hardware. It sits completely on top of the OS and it will grab most of 
the resources, even hogging from the OS. And it will run very hot. The 
Xen hypervisor (incl. XenServer, XCP-NG) is very resource efficient and 
with Linux guests (PV or PVHVM), it will run very smoothly. The same 
applies to KVM. My FX-6300 box was running 24/7 for 9 years, and you 
never noticed the CPU fan.

Best regards,


On 30.01.2023 18:49, Rob Campbell via samba wrote:
> Yeah, I just want the most basic server to host vms as to not use up any of
> the resources since it is pretty old.  I just need something I can ssh into
> and run vbox (bc I'm most familiar with this) or something.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> In all things, Be Intentional.
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2023 at 12:29 PM Kris Lou via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>
> wrote:
>>>   There is also Citrix XenServer for maxium
>>> comfort. It offers GUI tools under Windows for managing VMs. The
>>> drawback is, there are a lot of parameters you cannot set in the non
>>> paid version.
>> Just to throw it out there, there's also XCP-NG which is a rebranded (w/o
>> Citrix) version of XenServer without all of the proprietary bits.  The same
>> people also produce XenOrchestra, which is a web-based management interface
>> for XenServer, so no need for Windows-based tools.
>> While they are capable of in-place-upgrades, XCP-NG tracks XenServer, which
>> is based upon CentOS 7, so really, nobody knows how Citrix is going to
>> handle the backend in the future.
>> Kris Lou
>> klou at themusiclink.net
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