[LUNI] Any experiences with Xen hardware-assisted virtualization?
dhorton at speakeasy.net
Wed Sep 24 16:22:17 CDT 2008
Thanks for all the feedback on my Xen question. I think I'm going to give up on
Xen and try VirtualBox Open Source Edition for the near future. If that does not
work out I'll look at VMWare.
On Wed Sep 24 10:18 , David Horton <dhorton at speakeasy.net> sent:
>I recently started playing with Xen virtualization in OpenSuse 11.0 and was
>disappointed to learn that paravirtualization is limited in the types of
>operating systems it supports. I can virtualize another instance of OpenSuse
>with a few clicks of the mouse, but I was really hoping to install an old copy of
>DOS or Win98 as a virtual machine. Unfortunately, I can't do that using
>paravirtualization and my current hardware is not capable of full virtualization.
>Supposedly if I buy newer hardware that supports virtualization (like the Intel
>VT or AMD V technology) the guest OS would be unaware that it is being
>virtualized and I should be able to run anything I want. Is this true 100% of
>Info on the net is somewhat sketchy, so before I go out and spend beaucoup bucks
>on new hardware, I'd like to get some ideas of how well this really works. Has
>anyone done something like running DOS, Win98 or an older Linux distro under Xen
>on an Intel VT platform? Are there any problems to look out for or anything else
>you can share?
>Any help would be appreciated.
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