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RE: [Xen-users] installing Windows 2008 R2

To: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>, "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] installing Windows 2008 R2
From: "Wead, Adam G" <awead@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 10:00:26 -0400
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Yes, sorry, I realized that after I sent that email.  Didn't mean to confuse 

I did try some Windows PV drivers that Red Hat released under 5.3, but couldn't 
get them to work on a 2008 guest, so I'm definitely going to stick with GPLPV.  
We have another dom0 scheduled to be deployed at the end of this month, and 
I've done all the testing under 5.3, so I'm going to wait on 5.4 until I have 
time to test it a bit more.

I'll let you all know what I find.


From: Pasi Kärkkäinen [pasik@xxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 7:24 AM
To: Fajar A. Nugraha
Cc: Wead, Adam G; Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] installing Windows 2008 R2

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 05:53:49PM +0700, Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:
> 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.

Yes, Redhat supports Xen for the whole lifetime of RHEL5! This has been
clearly stated by Redhat, many times.

RHEL5.4 has many Xen related bugfixes and enhancements.

-- Pasi

> - 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/)
> --
> Fajar
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