[CentOS-virt] XEN and RH 6

carlopmart carlopmart at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 12:20:11 UTC 2009

Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:27:57AM +0100, carlopmart wrote:
>> Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
>>>> Still it isn't official, but Citrix XenServer will disappears soon ... It will be 
>>>> integrated under Microsoft Hyper-V ....
>>> Uhm.. I don't believe this. Where did you read that? 
>>> Citrix XenServer was opensourced last week, or the hypervisor+tools
>>> part, the xencenter management interface remains closed source (but it
>>> can also manage hyper-v).
>>>> IMHO, it isn't a good option to maintain domO virt servers based on CentOS or RHEL 
>>>> now ... It is the time to migrate to another solutions ...
>>> RHEL5, with Xen, will be fully supported by Redhat until 2014. They have
>>> clearly stated that many times.
>>> -- Pasi
>> Ok, I think I haven't explained well, sorry. Citrix Xenserver's hypervisor and tools 
>> was donated by Citrix last week, correct. But Citrix didn't release more versions of 
>> the product because it does not intend to develop it and apply new features. Citrix 
>> virtualization bussiness will be focused only on Management and Desktop 
>> virtualization using Hper-V as a first platform and second VMware.
> Where did you read this? You write it like it's a fact - I haven't seen
> that anywhere.. ??

This will be announced over next weeks ...

>> And correct, RHEL5 Xen will be supported till 2014, but did you use a technology 
>> that upstream doesn't put the necessary resources to mantain and apply new features??
>> RedHat virtaulziation efforts are focused at 99% on KVM solutions, for Xen only 
>> applies security updates and nothing else.
> That's not true. Upcoming RHEL 5.5 will have Xen-related bugfixes as usual.
> -- Pasi

Bugfixes and security updates only, but what about new features like XCI, RAS 
fetures, etc?? Do you really think they are going to be ported by RedHat on his 
xen?? I think not.

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