[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated
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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