[CentOS-devel] Windows Server 2008 guest on KVM

Julian Price centos.org at jul17pri.co.uk
Wed Apr 22 11:48:56 UTC 2009


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
>> CentOS 5.2 on CentOS 5.2 works fine for me (with KVM 82/83 rpms from
>> lfarkas.org on various x86_64 machines).  I also have opensolaris,
>> FreeBSD, and Windows XP guests on the same hosts.
> 
> in which case, this is a task[1] waiting for an owner :)
> 
> 
> - KB
> 
> [1]: Package, test, push to testers, manage and maintain in the centos 
> repos.

If the KVM-84 binary RPMs already exist here...

http://www.lfarkas.org/linux/packages/centos/5/x86_64/etherboot-roms-kvm-5.4.4-8.x86_64.rpm
http://www.lfarkas.org/linux/packages/centos/5/x86_64/kmod-kvm-84-1.x86_64.rpm
http://www.lfarkas.org/linux/packages/centos/5/x86_64/kvm-84-1.x86_64.rpm

...and have been in use for over a month, and nobody has found fault 
with them then does that mean that the tasks "Package, test, push to 
testers" are complete?

I think they should replace the KVM-36 RPMs in extras.  However, if they 
are not ready then please can they at least be put into the testing 
repository so they can be tested more easily.

 > Regardless of what happens here, I think you should also raise the
 > question on the Tikanga (RHEL5) list hosted by Red Hat.
<snip>
 > Whatever CentOS (and Scientific Linux) folk do, if RH attends
 > to it then their efforts are trumped.

KVM will become available from upstream, but not until RHEL 5.4...
http://press.redhat.com/2009/02/23/open-source-innovation-strikes-again/

...when it looks like it will become the Next Big Thing.  We can expect 
to see increasing interest in KVM leading up to that release from both 
CentOs and RH users, so making it available would make both groups grateful.

Thanks,
Julian



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