[CentOS] [EXTERNAL] Intel/64 CentOS VM running on a Mac M1?

Fri Jan 29 14:54:01 UTC 2021
Jason Edgecombe <jwedgeco at uncc.edu>


The Apple M1 is an ARM-based chip, which is a completely different
architecture from x86_64/amd64 (Intel 64) and IA64 (Itanium).  Run "uname
-m" on one of your production servers to confirm which architecture that
you are targeting. You can use qemu to emulate VMs for different
architectures, but it will be slower than normal VM's where the guest and
the host run the same architecture.

I would be surprised if Parallels and other non-qemu VM platforms supported
running a x86_64 guest on an Apple M1 chip. Even so, there might be some
hiccups. I would recommend looking at regular PC (non-Apple) laptops to
ensure the best compatibility for your use case.

If your servers are truly Itanium, then I don't know what to recommend.

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On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 8:12 PM Lists <lists at benjamindsmith.com> wrote:

> My Dell Precision M3800 running Fedora works great but is really starting
> to
> show its age, and I'm thinking about getting a new Mac M1-based laptop as
> it
> would really be useful for Video production.
> But I really need to have a IA64 CentOS 7/8 VMs running locally for
> development as I'm often on the road and flaky Internet makes it a
> necessity to
> keep productivity up. I've been unable to officially confirm that VMWare/
> Parallels/VirtualBox intend to support IA64 based OS's and it *needs* to
> be an
> exact (VM) copy of production so I can trial environments and builds prior
> to
> roll out.
> Calling around, I actually got ahold of a sales staff at Parallels who
> assured
> me (in broken India-accent English) that "of course all OS will supported
> when
> the trial complete" but given that I wasn't sure that he really understood
> my
> question I remain uncertain.
> Anybody here have any more information than I do? [Caution: Email from
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