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SearchOpenSource: Xen and the Theory of RHEL-ativity

Mar 19, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Crosby)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"As the enterprise Linux Distros go to market with integrated Xen virtualization, the jockeying for position based on the promise of integrated virtualization is going to heat up.

"You may recall that last year, when Novell shipped SLES 10 with Xen 3.0.2 in Q306, they were criticized by Red Hat, who claimed that Xen was nowhere near Enterprise ready. In fact, SLES 10 delivers what it promises: a basic implementation of Xen in Linux, that allows SLES 10 to virtualize itself. Most of the flak that Novell received had nothing to do with Xen--for example, their use of the Linux loopback driver (which is known to be flaky) for guest block I/O caused some users a lot of pain, and their storage architecture is awkward--having all disks owned by the host makes it difficult to manage guest storage effectively..."

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