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Re: [Xen-users] RHEL6 beta vs. Xen

To: Steven Timm <timm@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] RHEL6 beta vs. Xen
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 13:59:26 +0300
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On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 10:31:48AM -0500, Steven Timm wrote:
> Has anyone yet figured out what it would take to make Xen
> run on top of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta?
> We are heavily invested in Xen under RHEL5 (actually
> a redhat clone) distribution, but already the xen kernel
> they are shipping with update 4 and 5 is shaky and has bugs
> which they don't seem to be in a hurry to fix.
> Basically I am wondering if Redhat 6 is just going to
> have benign neglect and ignore Xen, or if there is going
> to be stuff built into the OS which actively mitigates
> against Xen in favor of KVM.

RHEL6 won't have Xen dom0 capability.

RHEL6 will run as Xen PV and HVM domUs though.
You can use RHEL5 Xen dom0 to run RHEL6 Xen PV guests.

Or you can use Citrix Xenserver, or XCP to run RHEL6 guests.

-- Pasi

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