[CentOS-devel] KVM-66 packages in testing

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 16:10:16 UTC 2008

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 5:33 AM, Daniel de Kok <daniel at centos.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  We have just added KVM-66 packages to the CentOS 5 testing repository.
>  This version of the Kernel Virtual Machine has numerous improvements
>  over KVM-36, which is currently in CentOS-Extras. One of the notable
>  new features is support for paravirtualized block and network devices
>  through the virtio architecture[1]. Currently, only Linux kernel
>  2.6.25 provides paravirtualized block and NIC  drivers. A
>  paravirtualized NIC driver is available for Windows[2].
>  We'd like to hear from current KVM users whether this version has any
>  regressions for their applications compared to KVM-36. Of course, we
>  are interested in other bug reports as well!
>  Information on using the CentOS Testing repository can be found on the
>  CentOS Wiki at:
>  http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories
>  The KVM module package is named 'kmod-kvm', and has a dependency on
>  the userland KVM tool. So, the following command should do the trick,
>  and pull in all required dependencies:
>  yum --enablerepo=c5-testing install kmod-kvm
>  Thanks,
>  Daniel

Just wanted to let you know that a wiki article on HowTo install/use
KVM is also available as a draft:



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