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Old 19th January 2009
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Originally Posted by Bitweiler View Post
Because I don't know or understand the hardware requirements to run Xen.
Are their any memory requirements? I have only 256MB on my machine so would
Xen run on my machine?
You need at least 128 M to run the Xen dom0 (the management domain). If you want to run Windows, you also need a CPU that supports hardware virtualisation (Intel VT or AMD SVM). Then you need however much RAM the virtual OS requires (256 MB at least for Windows XP).

You really should not run any kind of VM software on a system with less than 512 MB of RAM.

Personally, I recommend 1 GHz of CPU power and 1 GB of RAM per VM as a starting point.

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