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

To: Matej Zary <zary@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Re: [Xen-users] RHEL6 beta vs. Xen
From: Grant McWilliams <grantmasterflash@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 09:21:15 -0700
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On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 7:45 AM, Matej Zary <zary@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, 2010-06-09 at 17:20 +0300, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 10:16:51AM -0400, Frank Pikelner wrote:
> >    One option may be to consider Fedora as they appear to be working to add
> >    Xen back in the next release:
> >
> >    [1]http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/61745
> >
> >    There are also Oracle Linux and CentOS that may do something about
> >    including Xen.
> >
> Oracle is actively developing Xen.. especially pvops dom0 kernel.
> And Oracle has their own Xen-based virtualization solution (Oracle VM).
> -- Pasi

If my math is right, Oracle now owns 3 Xen solutions - they had their
own xen based Oracle VM. Later they bought another Xen based solution -
Virtual Iron (bought whole company IIRC). And with Sun acquisition, they
also got the Sun xVM (Xen with Solaris Dom0 IIRC). So it would be kind
of strange, if they decided to lay off the Xen development and
products. :)



Since Oracle's Linux is basically RHEL with YaST (or so I've heard) then maybe the next version will be based on RHEL6 and of course (?) it will include a Xen kernel.
Then all we have to do is drop it in a repo for RHEL/CentOS. Well theoretically.

I'm fast coming to the conclusion that we need to think of Xen as a product and not something you install on every Linux though. The product is Xenserver or XCP. We don't expect
to install ESX on every Linux.

Grant McWilliams
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