Ulrich Windl wrote:
> On 4 Aug 2009 at 10:51, solidguy wrote:
>> We're using open-iscsi to connect a large number of virtual machines
>> on a single host to the backend storage (in this case the hypervisor
>> is Xen). We need to figure out how much memory to allocate for the
>> management domain (dom0) -- and this is partly derived from the memory
>> usage per ISCSI connection. Does anybody know offhand how much this
>> would be for x86 and x86_64  kernel?
> We run a dom0 with 256/384MB RAM, but have reduced it to a bare minimum (e.g. 
> no 
> X11 GUI, only terminal/SSH). However a bit more RAM would not harm.
Watchout here, each SCSI device / LUN will take up quite a bit of memory.
So if you're running on a low-RAM system you should take care not to
connect too many LUNs to it.
As an estimate I would take 1M per LUN; which is grossly exaggerated,
of course, but will give you enough leeway to continue with your normal

w/o YaST2, of course, which is a real memory hog :-)


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