[CentOS-devel] Windows Server 2008 guest on KVM

Tue Mar 24 16:16:35 UTC 2009
Julian Price <centos.org at jul17pri.co.uk>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Phil Schaffner wrote:
>> http://www.lfarkas.org/linux/packages/centos/5/x86_64/
>> are from Farkas Levente, who frequents this list, perhaps he would like 
>> consider offering them for inclusion in CentOS repos?
> that would be quit cool. however, isnt there a problem with what runs on 
> what ver of KVM ? in that centos-5 does not run beyond a certain 
> release, whereas windows needs something else and opensolaris needs 
> something completely different. or have those issues been resolved now ?
> ...
Farkas's version is KVM-84, which is the latest, and I have that running here on a clean install of CentOS 5.2 with one W2008 guest.  Call it anecdotal evidence.

As for what will run on that version:
"we only test with intel hosts and a dozens of guests, but this is the first series which seems to stable and really usable"

However, if that version goes into a repository and existing production installations do an update then they may get a KVM version that doesn't work for them.  Or maybe it works but only after a config change.  Is that the issue?  Maybe it should go in the testing repository then.

- Julian

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