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RE: [Xen-devel] A few questions

> I've just heard about Xen, and I'm thinking about using 
> NetBSD 2.0 + Xen 
> as a virtual server solution. However, I have a few questions to ask:

As far as I'm aware, NetBSD is only supported as a guest, not domain 0
('host' in vmware speak).

> - I see there is no port for x86_64 yet; The server I'll be 
> running xen 
> from will be a Dual AMD Opteron 64 bits. Will Xen correctly work in 
> 32-bit mode?

> - No support for SMP on guest OS, right?

There is prototype support for SMP linux 2.6 guests.

> - Could you please enlighten me about the internals of xen, regarding 
> network? How does it establishes the network with the host 
> system? 

You can use bridging or routing in domain0.

> Can I run a firewall on a virtual server without any problems ?


> - According to the site, a FreeBSD port should be close. Is there any 
> date we can expect Xen ported to FreeBSD?

FreeBSD is available for testing -- see the list archive (Kip Macy).

> - Any plans to port to OpenBSD?

Not as yet, but its certainly possible.


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