[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Tue Nov 25 19:13:26 UTC 2008

> Which is why I originally wrote...
> "*Some* are interpreting this... as an indication that xen will be 
> dropped from RHEL6 as they direct their efforts towards KVM."
> *If* xen is not included in RHEL6 then it will, by definition, be 
> deprecated in favour of KVM irrespective of whether (or not) RH 
> continues to support it throughout the life of RHEL5. Note that xen 
> was dropped (not deprecated, dropped) in Fedora 10, read into that 
> what you will :)
> So xen isn't technically deprecated yet, but if I were a betting man, 
> I wouldn't be putting all my eggs in a virtualized xen basket.
> Some might choose to call that FUD, and that's their prerogative. In a 
> way they're right as Red Hat's statement on xen does contain elements 
> of uncertainty and doubt as they have not committed to continued 
> ongoing support of xen past the current RHEL5 product lifecycle, and 
> that may make some fearful for it's long term future within the Red 
> Hat landscape.

Xen wont be in RHEL6 - KVM will

libvirt handles both so fundamentally it makes no difference as to what 
the virtualization technology is as the way its managed will not change

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