[CentOS] [OT] RHEVM List

Sat Jan 8 02:39:28 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 1/7/2011 7:02 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>>> I was testing it with KVM, for comparison to VMWare, and didn't get as
>>> far as that. The network configuration, multiple disk at install time,
>>> and dog-slow performance of KVM prevented further exploration. KVM was
>>> being heavily advertised by RedHat so I wanted a look, and was
>>> completely underwhelmed. The requisite "bridged" network ports have to
>>> be set manually on the server, since the built-in network
>>> configuration tools have no clue how to do it. This means network
>>> pair-bonding has to be done in the guest domain, and it turned out
>>> that PXE didn't work at all in the guests.
>> I haven't tried that, but wouldn't you bridge the bond device instead of
>> bonding bridged nics?
> That would make sense, but it didn't work at all. I assume this is
> because the features are simply not simultaneously supportable.
> Neither VMWare, Xen, nor VirtualBox require the "bridged" network
> ports, so it was a major configuration failing in KVM.

I found its X interface so unstable as to be unusable on most X
servers, whether CygWin, Xceed, VNC, or Xorg on a similar OS release
laptop I was working with. What X server are you using?