[CentOS-virt] Reading the new 6.0 manual - now questions
campbell at cnpapers.com
Fri Jun 17 11:22:06 EDT 2011
I'm new to running VMs, so I'm hoping this hasn't been a problem
question asked before. I've only glazed over the emails from this list
since I've joined due to not really needing all of the great information
Eric suggested I wait for Centos 6 to start loading my new VM host, and
so I grabbed the RH Virtualization PDF and started digging in.
Firstly, it occurred to me that Centos 6 might not provide the
virtualization rpms like it did with Centos 5. RH makes this an add-on
to their license. Does anyone know if the upcoming Centos 6 will provide
the virtualization packages (right away or in the future)?
Secondly, I'm not sure I understand the CPU allocation stuff. If I have
6 cores, it appears I can only create VMs that use 6 cores total. Using
the GUI for creating a new VM will provide me with a max number I can
allocate. Does this mean that I can allocate, for example, 3 VMs that
use 2 cores each and never be able to create any other new VMs or does
this mean I can create as many VMs as I want but only start VMs that
use the max total cores or less?
I should get my shiny new machine next week, the one with real
virtualization capability, so some of this may be answered on my own by
playing around, but until then, thought I'd get a head start on
rectifying my stupidity.
Thanks for any help (along with a special thanks to Eric for his
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