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Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization by Jeanna Matthews, Brendan Johnson, Patrick F. Wilbur, Jeremy Bongio, Wenjin Hu, Todd Deshane, Eli M. Dow

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Chapter 4. Hardware Requirements and Installation of Xen Domain0

Like any software product, Xen has a set of requirements that must be satisfied for proper execution. You may be approaching the question of supported hardware from the perspective of “Will Xen run on a spare, older system I already have?” or “What should I buy if I want a new system to run Xen?” In either case, this chapter is designed to help you choose supported hardware. After addressing hardware configuration issues, we move on to a discussion of both commercial and free/open source methods of Xen installation. Finally, we expand on the free/open source methods by taking you through the installation of Domain0 on a variety of software platforms including several common Linux ...

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