[CentOS-devel] Windows Server 2008 guest on KVM
centos.org at jul17pri.co.uk
Tue Mar 24 13:19:22 UTC 2009
Windows Server 2008 does not run on the KVM version (36) in the CentOS
repository. W2008 is the current version of Windows Server and not a
Beta any more, so increasing numbers of people will be attempting to
install CentOS+KVM+W2008, and running into difficulties.
KVM version 72 is required for W2008 according to this:
What needs to happen to get KVM-72 or later into a repository?
There is a very good KVM HowTo...
...but it does not explain how to install a version that will run W2008.
I have documented a solution in this forum post...
...but it relies on unofficial RPMs from www.lfarkas.org. Is it OK to
put that advice in a HowTo?
It took me days of research, recompiling kernels and packages etc to get
CentOS+KVM+W2008 working. I'm not complaining, it was fun, but I'm
concerned that other people are just giving up and switching to Xen or
...and it would not take much to keep them on-board.
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