[CentOS-virt] XEN and RH 6
pasik at iki.fi
Tue Nov 10 12:26:44 UTC 2009
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 01:20:11PM +0100, carlopmart wrote:
> Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:27:57AM +0100, carlopmart wrote:
> >> Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> >>>> Still it isn't official, but Citrix XenServer will disappears soon ... It will be
> >>>> integrated under Microsoft Hyper-V ....
> >>> Uhm.. I don't believe this. Where did you read that?
> >>> Citrix XenServer was opensourced last week, or the hypervisor+tools
> >>> part, the xencenter management interface remains closed source (but it
> >>> can also manage hyper-v).
> >>>> IMHO, it isn't a good option to maintain domO virt servers based on CentOS or RHEL
> >>>> now ... It is the time to migrate to another solutions ...
> >>> RHEL5, with Xen, will be fully supported by Redhat until 2014. They have
> >>> clearly stated that many times.
> >>> -- Pasi
> >> Ok, I think I haven't explained well, sorry. Citrix Xenserver's hypervisor and tools
> >> was donated by Citrix last week, correct. But Citrix didn't release more versions of
> >> the product because it does not intend to develop it and apply new features. Citrix
> >> virtualization bussiness will be focused only on Management and Desktop
> >> virtualization using Hper-V as a first platform and second VMware.
> > Where did you read this? You write it like it's a fact - I haven't seen
> > that anywhere.. ??
> This will be announced over next weeks ...
Again, are you speculating, or is this a fact? I think Citrix XenServer 5.7
will be released soon :)
> >> And correct, RHEL5 Xen will be supported till 2014, but did you use a technology
> >> that upstream doesn't put the necessary resources to mantain and apply new features??
> >> RedHat virtaulziation efforts are focused at 99% on KVM solutions, for Xen only
> >> applies security updates and nothing else.
> > That's not true. Upcoming RHEL 5.5 will have Xen-related bugfixes as usual.
> > -- Pasi
> Bugfixes and security updates only, but what about new features like XCI, RAS
> fetures, etc?? Do you really think they are going to be ported by RedHat on his
> xen?? I think not.
XCI has nothing to do with using Xen on servers. And yes, big new
features most probably won't be ported to RHEL5.
RHEL5 will be transferred to 'maintenance' mode after a while.. the
feature that are there now will be there in the future aswell.
Btw. the earlier list of options didn't list Novell SLES11.. it has
pretty good implementation of Xen aswell (Xen 3.4.1 + 2.6.27 dom0 kernel).
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