[CentOS-virt] VirtIO with CentOS 5.4

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Fri Jan 22 19:17:48 UTC 2010

On 01/22/2010 07:08 AM, Farkas Levente wrote:
> anyway who like to run the host on 32 bit
> and why?

In my case it's on a small business server - kvm is meant to replace 
VMWare with a better/Free option.  That server is multi-purpose, 
including running a proprietary database (app vendor requirement), so 
switching arches would require an expensive and time-consuming 
re-validation of the entire system.  Switching virt methods only 
requires re-validating the virtualized system and minimizes downtime.

But that's probably only one of myriad scenarios.  When the package 
problem is fixed, I'll have a go at building them, perhaps seeing what 
Fedora is doing differently if there's something that doesn't work.

If that proves too difficult, I'd probably take this system and convert 
it to a 32-bit guest and then just run a the VM's in parallel.  That's 
closer to an ideal solution, but again more expensive and more downtime.

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