[CentOS-virt] KVM Support for Windows Server 2003 32 bit ready for production?

Neil Aggarwal neil at JAMMConsulting.com
Wed Dec 2 17:47:19 UTC 2009


I am wondering if KVM is ready for production
for running a Windows Server 2003 32 bit guest.

According to the RHEL 5.4 virtualization guide,
there is supposed to be a virtio-win yum package,
but that was not released.  Instead, it looks like
that is only available for RHN subscribers.

Also, I saw this posting on the CentOS list:

--- Quoted from CL Martinez
There are freely redistributable, but still they aren't published by
upstream. You 
can use these instead: 
sed, but 
there are a lot of problems with any windows 64 bits. And another problem, a
really, is that you can¡t install a windows kvm guest directly to a virtio
First you need to install to an ide disk, after generate a virtio disk and
attach to 
win guest, install the virtio driver and last remove ide drive ... very very
---- End Quote

That seems to imply things are still not ready for production

Any opinions?


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