zexec4 wrote:

> So I'm guessing I have memory issues,

Hi Jerome,

That appears to be a reasonable assessment. :-)

I have a similar setup and, while 8 GB is not a lot, you should be able
to get it working especially on a small 3-user system.

How much memory is assigned to each of your DomUs?

The first thing is to try to reduce memory requirements on Dom0 and on
the DomUs.

- Uninstall any components that are not needed.
- Reduce the memory assigned to each DomU. You have to find a balance.
- Run Dom0 and DomUs at runlevel 3 (no graphics)

If you are more comfortable using the GUI, install Xming on your
workstation and use SSH (PuTTY?) to access your servers. That should
reduce the memory requirements on the server while the graphics
rendering is done on your workstation.

> I've followed SUSE document
> 3559698, and modified the minimum RAM for the host from 512 to 2048,
> and tried to enable 'ballooning no", but that stops me from even
> starting the XEN VMs ("xend err: 'not enough free memory and
> enable-dom0-ballooning is False,

I would follow the recommendation in SUSE document 3559698. 2048 MB is
a reasonable amount. You may be able to get by with 1500 MB. You *will*
have problems if the sum of the memory assigned to the Dom0 and each of
the DomUs is greater than 8 GB!

Kevin Boyle - Knowledge Partner
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