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RE: [Xen-users] Why Xen will deprecated? Is it to old?

To: "Paras pradhan" <pradhanparas@xxxxxxxxx>, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Why Xen will deprecated? Is it to old?
From: Jeff Sturm <jeff.sturm@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:41:37 -0400
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Why Xen will deprecated? Is it to old?
> -----Original Message-----
> 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?

Dom0 and domU support are two separate issues as far as I'm concerned.

The newest kernels with  pv_ops already provide good domU support.  Since this 
is in the official Linux tree, you should be able to use RH6 or any future 
distribution "out of the box" as a domU.

For dom0, run whichever distribution suits you.  Someone already said RH5 will 
be supported for a few years.  Or OpenSUSE.  Or Debian. Take your 
pick...there's no good reason this needs to run the same distribution as your 
guest domains.

For what it's worth, I have no plans to deploy KVM any time within the next 
year.  If/when KVM leapfrogs Xen in capability and maturity, I'll take a look.


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