[CentOS] Virtualization option at first install CentOS-5.4 x86_64

David McGuffey davidmcguffey at verizon.net
Sat Nov 7 23:41:35 UTC 2009


I've been doing a lot of research on virtualization (VMWare, EXSi, xen,
kvm, VirtualBox, etc.) and ended up choosing kvm.  I'm very surprised at
how quick I was able to bring up a WinXP VM.

I tried VMWare's EXSi 4.0 on bare metal, and failed.  Then I tried
VirtualBox on CentOS 5.3 and failed.  So I decided to download a fresh
CentOS 5.4 iso and see if kvm would work.  Since Red Hat has purchased
the developer of kvm, I figured y the time it showed up in 5.4 most of
the kinks would be worked out.

Go with kvm...that appears to be the future for RHEL and CentOS.

DaveM

On Fri, 2009-11-06 at 13:30 -0500, James B. Byrne wrote:
> When I choose the virtualization option during the first install of
> CentOS-5.4 do I get KVM or XEN?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 



More information about the CentOS mailing list