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Re: [Fedora-xen] kernel-xen is dead



On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Dale Bewley <dlbewley lib ucdavis edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 14:24 -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
>> Is there a doc somewhere to say how to migrate from Xen boots using rootfs
>> (not bootable disk image) to kvm?
>
> There are some of us with some fairly substantial servers bought just a
> few years ago that don't have hardware virtualization support. I believe
> KVM still requires such support, and I don't know if that's ever going
> to change.
>
> So, until there is a new dom0 in Fedora there will be us poor souls
> living back on F8 with little budget to swap out and buy HVM capable
> hardware. As long as future fedora domU's continue to work on F8 dom0, I
> suppose we can float along for a couple of releases until something
> changes.
>
> It's a little worrisome that patches won't be forthcoming for F8, but we
> can mitigate that somewhat by running little more than the hypervisor on
> the dom0.
>
> Keep up the great work and forward momentum, but have pity on those of
> us using Fedora in production with the above limitations.
>

I think that in those cases for long term support you will want to
Look at running RHEL/CentOS-5 for the Dom0. This should allow you to
have the DomU's to be newer versions and keep the non-HVM hardware
useful.


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