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[Xen-users] Re: FAQ Question 1.1; Hardware specififications

  • To: xen-users <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Lev Lafayette <lev@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:44:42 +1000
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:42:48 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>

On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 09:36 +1000, Lev Lafayette wrote:
> There are some minor but significant differences between the FAQ and the
> User's Manual..
> 1.1. What is Xen?
> Xen is a virtual machine monitor (VMM) for x86-compatible computers. Xen
> can securely execute multiple virtual machines, each running its own OS,
> on a single physical system with close-to-native performance.
> However the User's Manual (3.0) states:
> 1.3 Hardware Support
> Xen currently runs on the x86 architecture, requiring a âP6â or newer
> processor (e.g. Pentium Pro, Celeron, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium
> IV, Xeon, AMD Athlon, AMD Duron). Multiprocessor machines are supported,
> and there is support for Hyper- Threading (SMT). In addition, ports to
> IA64 and Power architectures are in progress.
> I think it's (FAQ-level) important to mention the minimum processor for
> the latest version and mention that earlier versions can use older
> processors(?).

To clarify;

Yes, 1.3 of the Hardware Guide is mentioned at 1.6 of the FAQ; but imo
this critical information should be mentioned at 1.1

What did older versions of Xen require?



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