[CentOS-virt] Should I switch and if so what is the procedure

Fri Oct 7 15:03:41 UTC 2011
Ed Heron <Ed at Heron-ent.com>

On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 01:46 +0200, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
> ...
> The question is what does Xen offer that KVM cannot provide? Looking at the 
> slides of the KVM Forum 2011 (http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/KVM_Forum_2011) 
> there seem to be many interesting improvements in the pipeline so at some 
> point the question really is why hold on to Xen at all when there is not 
> real reason to?
> ...

  For me, it isn't "why hang onto Xen?", it's "why convert my 18
virtualization servers?"  Most of my servers are remote.  I have 8
physical locations.  Each location has a spare server for redundancy.
To change to anything else, I'd need a compelling reason as the time and
effort and, potentially, travel expenses would be significant.

  Looking at scheduled CentOS 5 EOL, I can get other things done before
having to tackle major upgrades.  When I do start working on my next
iteration of my system design, I'll be considering all hypervisors.