[CentOS-virt] Silly question about KVM

Wed Mar 17 13:52:57 UTC 2010
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

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)