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Re: [Xen-users] Purchasing only the Windows PV drivers for Xen

  • To: "Stephan Seitz" <s.seitz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Emre Erenoglu" <erenoglu@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 14:38:49 +0200
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I really don't understand how Xensource can't give the PV drivers for everybody without any charge or whatsoever. Don't they want their product to concuer the virtualization world? How will they do it without taking Windows into the picture?
Look at VMWare, they perfectly deliver the Vmware Server, and yes, you get the drivers with it.
What keeps Xensource from providing these to us?
BTW, I tried setting up XenExpress, no luck until now, can't get some sata drivers to work. So i tried using the PV drivers in that ISO on my own open-source xen 3.1 setup, no luck, the scsi driver gives up with error 10, whatever it is. (guess it checked the underlying xen and sees that it's open source, gives up).

On 9/7/07, Stephan Seitz <s.seitz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Tomasz Chmielewski schrieb:
> James Harper schrieb:

>> Is it possible to purchase them separately? Is there anyone at XenSource
>> that we could petition to consider doing this?

> If someone offered Windows PV drivers for a reasonable amount of money
> per virtualized Windows machine, we'd be glad to throw VMware away, and
> use Xen for everything we virtualize.

I've requested this, every time a XenSource sales representative called in.
The only answer i've got so long is, that
       a) we're not the first requesting a Windows PV driver
       b) he's unable to provide one
       c) the request is reported to the team leader...

Well, this was in the days before citrix, maybe there'll be a PV driver
become available in the future, but I don't think so.

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