[CentOS] Xen cpu requirements

Wed Jul 14 18:42:20 UTC 2010
David Dyer-Bennet <dd-b at dd-b.net>

On Wed, July 14, 2010 12:47, Laurent Wandrebeck wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:32:12 -0500
> "David Dyer-Bennet" <dd-b at dd-b.net> wrote:
>> I'm installing Centos 5.5 on a new Dell R301 server.  I wanted to run
>> Xen
>> and have the full virtualization possibilities (this is our development
>> support server, so it runs a few real services and is available for
>> playing with things; putting the "playing with things" functions into
>> virtual servers would protect the "few real services", and make it
>> easier
>> to clean up afterwards).
> <snip>
>> So, does that mean my Xeon-based server doesn't have hardware
>> virtualization assistance?
> I guess such a new processor has hardware virtualization enabled, but
> AFAIK you need to run in x86_64 mode, is it the case ?

Yes, I installed the x64 version of Centos.

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