[CentOS] Virtualization question

Steven Haigh netwiz at crc.id.au
Sun Jul 8 04:07:09 UTC 2007

On 08/07/2007, at 4:34 AM, Fabian Arrotin wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-07-07 at 08:55 -0400, William Warren wrote:
>> I want to use Centos5 as my host os and virtualize a windows  
>> server on
>> it.  My question is..do i have to be at the machine to setup the  
>> windows
>> server inside the virtual server since windows 2k3 is gui based or  
>> can i
>> do this remotely somehow?
> I assume you're talking about Xen virtualization ? (someone already
> pointed you to vmware server as well). It's not necessary to be on the
> console to install a windows DomU in Xen ... you can use ssh with X
> forwarding to launch virt-manager and grab the VirtualFrameBuffer
> console (either from virt-manager or directly with vnc).
> Don't forget to consult the wiki page about windows on Xen :
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Xen/InstallingHVMDomU
> BTW : don't forget also that, at this time, windows performances on  
> xen
> are *really* bad in comparison with the same windows on vmware server
> (no windows drivers available for xen guests , but vmware service  
> tools,
> aka drivers, available for Vmware guests.)

There are drivers available for Windows, but you'll need to purchase  
the commercial version of Xen to get these....

> And you need also a processor with VT (Intel) or V-Pacifica (AMD) to
> support full-virtualization on Xen ....

Ahhh VT - that's the one :)

Steven Haigh

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