So, I know XCP and FreeNAS are meant to be run on bare hardware, and I know FreeNAS is used for the backend storage on XCP. I know how their ‘supposed’ to be run; however, call me slightly nuts here, everyone else does.
I’m posing this question. Can one install XCP on a system built for FreeNAS, and run FreeNAS on that XCP installation, from the bare hardware?
Suppose the system has 12 cores, 32gb memory, 10 drives; you commit 2 drives to XCP, and want 8 on FreeNAS.
Is such a thing possible? If so, would the XCP contained FreeNAS be viable for XCP storage?
I’m thinking of this theory as a single system quazimoto monster.
Don’t think I would want to do that. Yeah, I’ve done VMware on VMware as an exercise but would never use in production. Wish I had more hardware and time to play with things, sometimes innovation comes from doing the improbable.
It’s hardware, time and not having used XCP that have me wondering about this quazimoto set up. I’ve used VMWare and wasn’t that thrilled with it honestly, however seeing how Tom makes XCP seem like a dream; and having such a rig available, I guess it’s more a question of, in theory would it work. If it’s theoretically possible, I’d consider using the rig and time to become Dr. Frankenstein. However not knowing XCP I’d rather ask the knowledgeable guys here before I decide to get the bags and drag the blonde inside, while Igor gets the brunette.