This Video shows you an RDP session while live migration of a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server running as a virtual machine on a XEN-HA cluster.
Within the RDP session a video is playing while live migrating the terminal server vm from one XEN-HA cluster node to the other node and back again without any downtime.
Only one ping is lost while migrating. You will see a very short stop playing the video at 1:06 and 2:12.
The XEN-HA Cluster is based on two identical Debian 5.0 XEN Hosts with drbd (raid 1 with sata disks and sync with 2 x gbit nic) and heartbeat.
The whole system runs with open source software! This XEN-HA cluster is not any experimental system. It works as a production system at many customers from us.
Welcome to the new Xen.org weekly newsletter with a variety of information to keep you updated on all things Xen. This newsletter is an upgrade from my previous weekly communications and is meant to offer a broader scope of Xen.org activities. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions for the newsletter.
Busy week in Xen mailing lists – thanks to Pasi Kärkkäinen, Daniel Stodden, Yunhong Jiang, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk, and Fajar A. Nugraha for their great support in assisting users and developers this week
Thanks to Heechul Kim from Korea who will be assisting me at SCALE next month
Xen Weekly Statistics
Project Golden Ratio is underway with various items being tracked. I will highlight different numbers in the newsletter with full reports to the community on a monthly and quarterly basis.
Xen.org Website Stats from Jan 14 – 21
18,854 visitors for week
~30% of all visitors from United States (4,389) and Germany (1,384)
As you may have noticed, I am increasing the number of events that Xen.org attends with booths or presentations in 2010. So far, I have booked Xen.org at SCALE, Citrix Synergy, and SouthEast LinuxFest. Of course, these events are all in the US and I am looking to expand the global reach of the community in 2010 by attending regional events around the world. My problem is that I don’t have the time and travel budget to be everywhere in 2010 so I am looking toward the community to take action.
I propose the following support from Xen.org for any community member interested in having a Xen.org booth at their regional event:
Booth Fee – Xen.org will cover the costs to obtain a booth at the event
Materials – I will create and ship any deliverables needed at the event for Xen promotion
Banner – I have Xen.org banner that I can ship to you for the booth (or I can order one from the Xen.org store)
If you are aware of a regional event that you believe should have a Xen.org booth, let me know and we can work together to bring Xen everywhere it needs to be.
The Xen Summit North America at AMD Program Committee is now formed and is a great collection of community members from various global locations, corporations, universities, and users. The following community members are participating in the program committee:
Jose Renato G Santos
I look forward to working with this team as we put together the agenda for Xen Summit North America at AMD in April. Look for an announcement next week on the start of topic submissions for this event.