Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: "Brian G. Peterson" <brian@×××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] Re: Mini Gentoo in VMWare
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 18:20:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-security] Re: Mini Gentoo in VMWare by 7v5w7go9ub0o <>
> Basically what I want to do is create a series of VERY tiny VMs that > are all independent of each other, which provide one service.  For > instance, I might put apache on one VM, and tomcat on another, and > so on.  Obviously, I would want their memory usage to be absolutely > minimized, seeing that I would like to run them all on one computer. > I would probably provide them 64M-128M of RAM each, for their > specific service.  Perhaps a little more if really required.
Take a look at the Gentoo Network Appliance Project. It can easily run in 64MB of RAM for most tasks. You can customize the image to take out services you don't need. This has the added advantage of letting you maintain the configurations in a way that makes for easy provisioning of a new service/VM. Regards, - Brian -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list