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Re: [Xen-users] centos 6 xen?

On 10/07/2011 02:25 PM, Eduardo Bragatto wrote:

On Oct 7, 2011, at 2:57 PM, Digimer wrote:

 From what I gather, I'd wager we'll see Xen back in RHEL for version 7. In the 
mean time, I know that many are working on adding external support for Xen in 
EL6. I'm not sure what the current state is, but I do believe the most recent 
focus has been restoring dom0 support for the Fedora 16 release. Once that is 
finalized, I'd not be surprised to see the attention return to getting working 
RPMs for EL6 in CentOS.

I thought they dropped Xen because they purchased KVM from Qumranet, and are 
investing in that platform instead of Xen. In that case I would be surprised to 
see Xen ever returning to RHEL (unless they decide to drop KVM in the future 
for whatever reasons).

Am I missing something here?

As I understand it, KVM gave them the same capabilities for less overhead. Simple business math. I really don't think there was any animosity in the decision, and I don't see why they wouldn't restore support if it can be done within a fair budget and there is sufficient demand (as I suspect there is).

In the end though, this is my conjecture only based on watching the two hypervisors over the last couple of years.

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