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Re: [Xen-users] RHEL6 beta vs. Xen

> Has anyone yet figured out what it would take to make Xen
> run on top of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta?
> We are heavily invested in Xen under RHEL5 (actually
> a redhat clone) distribution, but already the xen kernel
> they are shipping with update 4 and 5 is shaky and has bugs
> which they don't seem to be in a hurry to fix.
> Basically I am wondering if Redhat 6 is just going to
> have benign neglect and ignore Xen, or if there is going
> to be stuff built into the OS which actively mitigates
> against Xen in favor of KVM.

RedHat has made it clear that they intend to shift away from Xen and toward 
KVM.  So, if you insist on using RHEL, be advised that you'll likely end up 
having a much easier time using KVM, as well.  If you don't mind using KVM, you 
should be okay.  I'm sure you can get Xen to run on RHEL6, but, if you want a 
Supported/Integrated build of Xen, you'll need to switch to one of the 
distributions that still packages and Supports Xen (Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, 
SLES/SuSE, etc.).

I doubt RedHat will actually put anything into their O/S to prevent you from 
using Xen, but they're definitely going to make it easier to use KVM (their 
product) on RHEL than Xen.


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