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Re: [Xen-users] Preferred DISTRO



On Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 02:40:40PM +0100, Paolo Rivetti wrote:
>    The documentation for CentOS 5 shows a set of borders between architecture
>    host and guest at this link:
>    
> [1]http://centos.org/docs/5/html/5.2/Virtualization/chap-Virtualization-Compatibility_of_host_and_guest_combinations.html
> 

You're looking at RHEL 5.2 documentation, which is old now.
RHEL 5.4 fully supports 32-on-64 with Xen.

-- Pasi

>    So who is right?
>    On Mar 1, 2010, at 12:46 PM, Nux wrote:
> 
>      On Mon, 1 Mar 2010, Paolo Rivetti wrote:
> 
>        I have to create a system based on Xen virtualization. I entrust
>        myself those who have experience in the field.
> 
>        What is the preferred distribution to install Xen hypervisor? Debian,
>        CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu?
> 
>        Installing a distribution on x86_64 Xen hypervisor (dom0), you can
>        install a PV guest with x86 architecture (domU), not HVM?
> 
>      Got around a dozen dom0s running Centos 5 x86_64 with Xen 3.4.2 from
>      gitco.de/repo/. No problems till now.
>      And yes, you can use 32bit domUs on 64bit dom0 (even in paravirt mode,
>      each domU can have its own kernel).
> 
> References
> 
>    Visible links
>    1. 
> http://centos.org/docs/5/html/5.2/Virtualization/chap-Virtualization-Compatibility_of_host_and_guest_combinations.html

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