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Re: [Xen-users] Re: preferred XEN dom0 OS

On 06/09/11 22:10, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> I couldn't find anything on the net about M A Young, other than people
> on the list recommending his kernels, so I don't know how trustworthy
> it is.

I've been using his kernels with CentOS 6 and they work great.  I use
them because I don't think I would do any better of a job in building
the kernels than he does.

> CentOS 6 + XEN was a total mess and the CentOS crowd are very hostile
> towards supporting that combination.

Yeah, I don't know why they are toting the RedHat political line, but
it's going to be very hard for them to avoid Xen in RHEL/CentOS 7 and it
does work quite well in CentOS 6 as long as you are willing to build
your own kernel or use a 3rd party kernel.  Of course CentOS 6 works out
of the box as a domU.

> OR, is XEN busy dying a slow death and I should rather look @ VMWare or KVM?

I can't speak for VMWare.  KVM is a toy compared to Xen (I use KVM to
run windows programs on my ubuntu desktop).  The hypervisor / dom0
approach of Xen just can't be beat for serious server-level
virtualisation, imo.  Anyone who tries to tell you that KVM is a
suitable substitute needs to get their head checked.

As far as the attitude of Xen dying is concerned, tell that to Rackspace
or Amazon or Linode or any of the several other VPS providers who run
their business on Xen.


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