[CentOS] Window Server 2003 will not run as paravirtualized?

Wed Jul 8 23:43:02 UTC 2009
Neil Aggarwal <neil at JAMMConsulting.com>


OK, so the drivers are paravirtualized, not the
entire OS.  I think I get it.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Joseph L. Casale
> Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 4:28 PM
> To: 'CentOS mailing list'
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Window Server 2003 will not run as 
> paravirtualized?
> >I thought I have seen a lot of discussion about
> >running paravirtualized Windows on CentOS.  Is
> >that a bad idea?
> It's not a bad idea, it's just not a possible one :)
> What you have seen is talk of the paravirt *drivers* that
> you use in an HVM domain to improve the otherwise useless
> performance. As windows is not opensource, the Xen guys have
> not been able to write code on their side to paravirtualize
> it...
> However, there has been some agreements done with Windows
> Server 2008 and "Enlightenments" but I haven't followed it.
> Setup an HVM, install windows, and give James Harpers GPLPV
> Drivers a go.
> jlc
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