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Re: [Xen-users] installing Windows 2008 R2

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Wead, Adam G <awead@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks, James...  I'd rather not have to go down the road of running a new 
> version of Xen than the one that comes with the system, and Red Hat 5.4 is 
> due out soon which uses the KVM hypervisor instead of Xen.  Although you'll 
> be able to run your Xen guests on it with a few minor modifications.  I'm not 
> sure what those are yet...

- RHEL 5.4 is out already. Centos is still 5.3 though
- RHEL5.4 still has Xen included and supported.
- Gitco has newer Xen packages for RHEL/Centos5. Obviously not
supported by RH though.
- RHEL has Windows PV drivers for both Xen and KVM, but I don't think
they're widely tested yet. Looking at their Xen PV drivers (which
can't be used for system drive/C), I'd rather use GPLPV instead.

So if you want to use RHEL to host Windows domUs, I suggest you go with:
- RHEL 5.4
- Xen 3.4.1 from Gitco (http://www.gitco.de/repo/)


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