[CentOS-virt] Silly question about KVM

Wed Mar 17 14:19:32 UTC 2010
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 09:42:34AM -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:
> I was wondering, if I do not have hardware that natively supports full 
> virtualization...and I choose to use KVM, 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.

Xen is part of RHEL5. RHEL5 will be supported until 2014. 
So Xen will be supported in RHEL5 until 2014. Redhat has stated this many times.
> Also, will Xen be carried forward should Xen be dropped from RHEL?

RHEL6 will run as Xen guest/domU, even if RHEL6 won't have Xen dom0 support.
Upstream Xen development is very active, so no worries there either.

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