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Re: [Xen-users] Xen, vmware and XP/W2K3

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen, vmware and XP/W2K3
From: Mogens Valentin <monz@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 00:05:20 +0200
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JHJE (Jan Holst Jensen) wrote:
Is it possible to run vmware for XP and W2K3 on top of an xen setup?

VMware has kernel modules that must run in ring 0 (I know of vmnet and
vmmon), so as far as I have understood it, it is not possible. See also

Running unmodified guests is (I think) a design goal of 3.x but it will
require hardware support (Vanderbilt CPUs). See also

Yes, I'm well aware if the ringstructure in x86, and the possibilities with Intel's Vanderbilt /AMD's Pacifica HW support.
I was too quick to ask without RTFM
Should've read about the roadmap WRT the HW virtualisetion support.

I'll have to use my testrig for running MS services within vmware until v.3 comes out.

Kind regards,
Mogens Valentin

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