for those who are planing for server consolidation within few months
using RHEL 5.4, KVM would be the good choice or there is no harm on
sticking with Xen?
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 06:43:30AM -0600, Nick Couchman wrote:
>> >>> On 2009/10/20 at 03:42, Jean Baptiste FAVRE
>> > Hello,
>> > As I understand the mail, it just seems that specific Dom0 kernel
>> > disappear in next Debien stable release.
>> > For the time being, when you want to build a Debian Dom0, you have
>> > install a specific "Xen-enabled" kernel.
>> > Starting Squeeze, all these functionnalities will be intergrated in
>> > default kernel.
>> > Regards,
>> > JB
>> > Alexandr R. Ogurtzoff a écrit :
>> >> Hello,
>> >> I'm confused why Xen is deprecated in the next Debian release, does
>> >> mean Xen dying? What is alternative? KVM?
>> >> I've heard RH also is going to promote KVM only in a future
>> >> Can someone elaborate what does it mean?
>> >> Thank You in advance.
>> >> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.announce/1407
>> >> " xen dom 0
>> >> +++++++++
>> >> This feature will be included in the squeeze kernel release subject
>> >> ongoing stabilisation work. The feature will be marked as
>> >> and will not appear in future releases. "
>> As far as RedHat going KVM, yes, that's the virtualization technology
>> that RedHat has decided to pursue. I don't know if that means that Xen
>> will be completely unavailable in RedHat, or if it just means that KVM
>> will be the one they push by default in new installations. If you go to
>> the linux-kvm.org page, you'll notice the Redhat logo in the bottom
>> corner - they purchased the company Qumranet, which is the primary
>> funder of KVM development.
> Redhat will support Xen (including dom0) in RHEL5 for the whole
> lifetime.. that's until 2014 or so.
> RHEL6 will have Xen domU support.. I think. So you can run RHEL6 Xen
> domUs on RHEL5 dom0 (or some other dom0).
> -- Pasi
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