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Re: [Xen-users] VMWare ESX on Xen (maybe OT)

On Tuesday 21 March 2006 7:56 am, carlopmart wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I will want to try VMWare ESX to test new features but I do not have a
> server that meets the ESX requeriments ... but is it possible to run ESX
> under Xen (maybe a silly question)?

most 'userspace' virtualization systems (Qemu, UML, and i guess VMWare) have a 
kernel module that gives the userspace application some access to protected 
features of the CPU.  usually the very same features that a 'xenified' kernel 
have to avoid.

IOW, those systems would have to be Xen-aware to run under Xen, just like the 
linux kernel have to be modified.  (that's the "para" in 


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