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Re: [Condor-users] Using Condor as Host for VMWare Virtual Machines
- Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:38:14 -0500
- From: "Ian Chesal" <ICHESAL@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] Using Condor as Host for VMWare Virtual Machines
> I'm trying to determine if Condor would be a good solution for me.
> I currently have a bunch of older, slower machines in my lab that
> I want to somehow cluster together such that I can host multitudes
> of VMWare virtual machines. Currently, each individual machine is
> only fast enough to host at most one or two virtual machines.
I personally haven't had a chance to play with all of this yet but
Condor is very quickly becoming a VM-friendly tool. Check out this
presentation from Condor Week 2007:
Condor can launch jobs under VMs for you. And as with all Condor
installs you can tell Condor "only run X number of jobs concurrently on
this machine". So you get to tell each machine now many concurrent VM
sessions to allow.
I am very much looking forward to clearing some time in the new year to
play with this. The thought of being able to run my pool on *one* OS and
provide my user's with many Oses and variants via VMs seems like grid
nirvana right now.
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