- Category: How-Tos
- Published: Monday, 30 October 2017 13:00
I am trying to set up a small footprint XenServer lab environment that does not have any single point of failure. That means two hosts in a pool, two NICs on every host and SR (storage repository), multiple paths between hosts and SR, and raid on the SR. The hosts are mini-PCs with only one PCI NIC. XenServer has been made for hardware with several PCI NICs, but with our setup, we will need to use USB NICs. That represents a few challenges.
In fact, USB NICs present so many challenges that they should not be used for production systems. Challenges include difficulties in setting up the USB NICs, reordering such NICs after installation, and the setup getting overwritten by XenServer updates (and possibly patches).