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Work underway to keep Xen support in Fedora 13

May 26, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julie Bort)

"On Monday, Fedora 13 was released and it was chock full of features to appeal to the enterprise. Fedora 13 is Red Hat's FOSS Linux distribution. One of the ballyhooed improvements to 13 is virtualization, meaning KVM (and only KVM) these days for Red Hat.

"But there's good news/bad news for those of you who love Fedora, but prefer Xen as your hypervisor. Bad news: Xen was dropped from Fedora a few releases ago, says a Red Hat spokesperson and it hasn't come back in 13. Good news: But Fedora 13 still supports Xen guests and, better still, Xen.org hasn't abandoned you.

"While the details are sketchy, a Red Hat spokesperson told me: "We still support Xen guests, but we dropped the original hypervisor kernels several releases ago. There is experimental support for the newer Xen hypervisor under evaluation, but it's not part of Fedora 13 at this time."

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