From: DataKompaniet AS (post_at_datakompaniet.no)
Date: Thu 20 Mar 2003 - 08:24:15 GMT
In a business environment with several users (or even several businesses),
the vserver system seems to be an ideal way to isolate the different
subsystems that are used in businesses, in order to avoid possible
downtime caused by (re)installation/reconfiguration of services or even
hacking and bugs. E.g our idea is to install one vserver for each service,
which might be mysql, IMAP/POP3, SMTP, webserver, file sharing, etc.
The latest reports on stability problems like kernel crashes and panics has
so far scared me from installing the system in this way, and I might rather
go for a setup that distributes the the services on several machines
instead. Due to the increased hardware costs and physical room space
considerations, this will not be an ideal solution.
Are there any experienced vserver users out there that could summarise the
pros and (especially) cons for vserver based on the current Linux kernel
patches, and any possible stable fixes?
Stability is the highest requirement for my setup, and any hints on what to
do (or NOT do) with vserver to get a "100% stable" system are highly
Tor Rune Skoglund