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Re: Fedora 10 Virtualization Question

On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 12:12 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> I want to install Fedora 10 as a host OS on a system that has an Intel
> P9500 processor, which provides Intel Virtualization Technology and
> Intel 64. I want to use the virtualization features in Fedora 10 to
> create Windows XP and Windows Vista virtual machines, with equal or
> better performance than what VMWare can do. I also want to be able to
> back up the virtual machines I create to an external device so that I
> can use them in other boxes.
> Is this possible?

Short answer: Yes

As a practical matter, install the virtualization package groups (KVM
and its accompanying tools). We can split hairs about if it is faster
than VMware workstation, but pragmatically speaking, it will definitely
pass the "good enough" test.

VMware Workstation on Fedora has its own quirks, but is definitely more
mature than KVM, and it also is easier to migrate VMs to other VMware
environments using it.

That said, KVM definitely rocks in its own right.

Hope that helps...



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