[CentOS-virt] Silly question about KVM

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Wed Mar 17 15:06:37 UTC 2010

At some time, I thought I had gotten KVM working on one of my hosts - but 
was under the impression QEMU was used for emulation.  It was some time 
ago...and was really me not knowing what I was doing...and tinkering.  I 
could be completely wrong about this...

On Wed, 17 Mar 2010, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:

> Scot P. Floess wrote:
>> I was wondering, if I do not have hardware that natively supports full
>> virtualization...and I choose to use KVM,
> You cannot use KVM on systems which do not support hardware virtualization
>> will my VMs be running in some
>> form of chip emulation (and therefore terribly slow).  To date, I've been
>> using Xen and am very comfortable with it.  I have some fears that later
>> whenever Xen is dropped - I'll have to consider KVM.
>> Also, will Xen be carried forward should Xen be dropped from RHEL?
> xen will be included in RHEL 5 and hence in Centos 5 for the whole life
> of the distro.  However it might (actually I am pretty sure this will
> happen) no longer get enhancements after a given time (but only bugfixes)
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