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Re: [Xen-users] Purchasing only the Windows PV drivers for Xen

To: Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Purchasing only the Windows PV drivers for Xen
From: Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 13:19:50 +0200
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On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 12:43:10PM +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> >
> >Is it possible to purchase them separately? Is there anyone at XenSource
> >that we could petition to consider doing this?
I think its not the effort that is missing, but $amount_of_money that has
to go to Redmond for this.

> We're running a custom Xen installation here, which is based on 
> open-source 3.1 (and we used earlier versions of open source Xen, too).
> [...]
> If someone offered Windows PV drivers for a reasonable amount of money 
> per virtualized Windows machine, we'd be glad to throw VMware away, and 
> use Xen for everything we virtualize.
AFAIK novell offers the drivers as payware, if its not too wired into
the xen 3.0.4+patches they use for sles10sp1 maybe you can also stick with
all your current xen-setup and just use the para-drivers additionally.


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