[CentOS] upgrading Centos-Xen when version 6 comes along
linux at alteeve.com
Wed Nov 17 10:50:34 EST 2010
On 11/17/2010 10:39 AM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> So, do I understand this corret: RH6 won't have (native?) XEN support
> anymore, which obviously means CentOS won't have it either?
> Have anyone used both XEN& KVM before? What are your experiences with
> either, in comparison to each other? We've been using XEN for about 4
> years now, and only use CentOS as our server platform. I'd hate to
> move to Debian or OpenSuse just for XEN, and I don't know KVM at all.
There will be no *official* support for Xen dom0 in RHEL6 and it's
derivatives. That said, there is already work under way to get dom0
support into RHEL6. I'm personally working on a tutorial now, and I know
a few people are working on the kernel.
Though, right now, the focus seems to be restoring official dom0 support
into Fedora 15, so it will be a little slow getting into RHEL6.
I expect that Michael Young's Fedora 12 kernel will recompile fairly
easily onto RHEL6 as both are 2.6.32 based. I hope to test that tonight
or tomorrow. As for comparing KVM to Xen, I am also working on some
benchmarks as I truly don't know which is faster. What I can say, at
this point, is that the differences are structural more than anything.
Personally, I like the idea of have a minimal "host OS" as seen in Xen.
Though I don't have any hard reasons backing that up yet.
Once I finish my benchmarks, I will post them to the CentOS-virt mailing
list. I'm still hoping to have numbers by the end of this weekend,
assuming I don't run into too many problems getting Xen dom0 running.
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