[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 20:09:19 UTC 2008


On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 4:57 PM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
>
>> Not getting Xen into the kernel earlier is going to be Xen's downfall.
>>
>
> XEN will never make into the kernel. Period. I never paid any attention
> to Xen but I had to lately for get Windows virtualized for new Centos
> desktops here at the school. What is the first thing that Centos 5 loaded?
>
> The XEN kernel. Then the Linux guest in dom-0.
>
> I was dismayed. Why was Linux running on top of XEN?
>
> Now, I know why. I found this:
>
> http://blog.codemonkey.ws/2008/05/truth-about-kvm-and-xen.html
>
> XEN is not a Linux solution. For this reason, I am glad that Redhat
> bought KVM and will further develop this proper Linux solution to
> virtualization on Linux rather than depending on a third-party for
> virtualization. Good riddance XEN.
>
> No more worries about getting XEN compatible drivers for accelerated
> desktops while running a Windows HVM guest.
>
> So I will be kissing Centos 5 bye bye for the school desktops and
> switching to Ubuntu Hardy. When RHEL6 and therefore Centos 6 comes out,
> hopefully I can come back to Centos...

There are other virtualization solutions that run with/on CentOS....

mhr


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