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Re: [Xen-users] IBM x445, anyone using it?

To: "Mark Williamson" <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] IBM x445, anyone using it?
From: "Jeff Lane" <sundowner225@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 15:11:37 -0400
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On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Mark Williamson
<mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Nb VMware would give you full virtualisation support on your pre-HVM hardware,
> which Xen can't give you.

Good point...  but isn't there really a difference between say, full
HVM virtualization on Xen and VMWare which is more emulation in this
case?  That's just for curiosity sake...

>> Xen, on the other hand, works rather well with RHEL 5 and SLES 10, and
>> I've heard, though not tried this myself, RHEL 4 and SLES 9.
> What you're running into is most to be a weird CentOS / virt-manager behaviour
> rather than a true Xen problem or a hardware-specific problem.

I think it has to do with those pre-configured images that you can
download via the internet.  I've never had luck getting them to work
correctly, and it usually has something to do with the filesystem.
I've had no real problem, for instance, building a fresh domU on
RHEL/Xen, then tarring that up and saving it to deploy on another
RHEL/Xen box, but as far as using one of the pre-made
CentOS/Fedora/Slackware/distroOfchoice images, I've had no luck at

Granted, I only run the Xen versions that ship with RHEL and SuSE, so
I dont do a lot with other Xen versions...

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