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|Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:54 am Post subject: Gentoo KVM hosting Win10 with mssql on atom?
I have 2 kvm hosts.
One is an Asus P6T, it's older.
- 24g maxed out.
- It has somewhat flaky virtual machine support
- SSD on a PCI sata3 interface.
- Several RAID drives, all spinners. These are sata2.
- This is an older box and I anticipate replacing it soon.
- Has virtualization support but VT-d is flaky and technically not working on this box.
The other is an atom: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Atom/X10/A1SRM-LN7F-2758.cfm
- 8-core Atom c2758 processor
- 16g RAM expandable to 64.
- It's also going to host my router/firewall setup as guests.
- For compression and crypto, this box is faster than the i7.
- For regular compiling work, it's significantly slower.
- I don't have any more data for comparison.
- Does NOT have VT-d.
- Does have VT-x.
- SSD on native sata3
- Spinner on native sata2
I need to put a Windows 10 guest on one of these, which will have sql server 2012 r2 developer edition on it, and pretty much nothing else. I will need fairly large databases but not out of bounds for the drives I have.
I figure if I put this on the i7 I'll have to move the VM later, and don't want to get static from Microsoft about changing the hardware. I haven't talked with them about an appropriate license for virtualization, I thought to ask here first.
The question I need to ask is, has anyone done a Win10 guest on current Gentoo kvm/qemu, and have you put sql server on it? And have you done so on an 8-core communications-oriented Atom?
I will only have one running image, but that image may move to other boxes. I'd like to know:
- Is the atom capable of handling this type of thing as a VM guest?
- Can a Windows guest (particularly win10) be moved between an i7 and an atom successfully?
- Can it do so multiple times?
I'm aware of legal ramifications and will be talking with Microsoft about the appropriate license requirements. I'm asking on a technical level for experience with Linux-based KVM hosts running Windows 10 guests and SQL Server 2012.