[CentOS] Centos 5.2 and Xen

Ruslan Sivak russ at vshift.com
Tue Jun 24 21:28:23 UTC 2008

Luke S Crawford wrote:
> like most of the dual-licensed products, if you pay you get support, and 
> a nice GUI admin tool.  The Citrix XenSource product has another
> advantage that is worth paying for: Paravirtualized windows drivers-  
> Citrix/XenSource will provide you with stable paravirt disk and network 
> drivers.  Very important things, if you plan on doing serious work with
> your windows guest.  
> Of course, I'm all *NIX, so yeah, for me there isn't much difference.  
> But if you are running windows, Citrix/XenSource provides some compelling
> value.  
> ____________________________________________
I'm not quite sure it's dual licensed, because that would imply that 
someone can recompile their product and get full functionality for free, 
albeit without support.  The free XenServer is still limited to 4GB of 
RAM and 4 VM's per server.  Also from what I can see, XenServer lacks 
the ability to do snapshots, which I really don't understand considering 
they're using LVM.

And actually James has been making great strides with his GPLPV drivers, 
so freeware Xen is catching up to XenServer fairly fast, although it's 
still lacking good GUI tools. 

Hopefully soon James will release version 1.0 of his drivers, and I can 
finally consider using Xen in production.


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