[CentOS-virt] Silly question about KVM
pasik at iki.fi
Thu Mar 18 20:37:31 UTC 2010
On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 02:35:34PM -0700, Grant McWilliams wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Scot P. Floess <sfloess at nc.rr.com>
> Sure, I understand the support until 2014...was more thinking of moving
> to 6 and beyond...
> People focus on this a lot but really you might have 1 machine that needs
> Dom0 support and 50 that need DomU support. The majority of Virtual
> Machines will need DomU support which will be included indefinitely.
Yep. I believe RHEL5 Xen will be able to run RHEL6 Xen PV guests.
> Dom0 support is already becoming a pain but either that will be fixed by
> a) Xen Dom0 getting into the mainline kernel b) someone create a stripped
> down Dom0 OS just for the hypervisor. Effectively this is what XCP is
> doing I think.
Yeah, XCP is the lately opensourced full CentOS-based distribution that is used
in the commercial Citrix XenServer.. It has Xen hypervisor, dom0 kernel,
new Xen management toolstack (xapi/xe) etc.
And most importantly it's tested as a whole.
> Grant McWilliams
> Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use
> Now they have two problems.
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