[Oneiric-Topic] Revisit Xen support

Jorge Armando Medina jmedina at e-compugraf.com
Tue Apr 5 17:24:40 UTC 2011

On 04/01/2011 06:05 PM, Raphaël Pinson wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 1:51 AM, Clint Byrum <clint at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Excerpts from Chuck Short's message of Wed Mar 30 07:27:50 -0700 2011:
>>> Hi,
>>> In the past Xen support in Ubuntu as a host has been difficult for a
>>> variety of reasons most notably no upstream kernel support. Now that
>>> dom0 should be coming into the vanilla kernel soon. I think its time to
>>> revisit supporting Xen as a hypervisor as well.
>> Just playing devil's advocate here.
>> Other than people already having familiarity with Xen, what is a
>> compelling reason to support it in favor of, or in addition to, KVM?
> Familiarity is a good reason I think, but also industry standards, and
> hardware considerations. I think a lot of big companies expect major
> distributions such as Ubuntu to provide a proper support for such a
> standard as Xen. I know it came as a disappointment for us that using
> Lucid as a (production) Xen dom0 was nearly impossible. Also, afair,
> KVM requires hardware support. Most recent machines provide it, but
> it's not rare to find servers that are too old to use it, and then
> you'd rather use Xen for servers than VMWare...

That is right, We have customers with big servers with lots of ram using
xen for paravirtulized machines, xen is a good product and we have
really good performance.

By the way, Xen is supported with the OpenStack.

Best regards.
> Raphaël

Jorge Armando Medina
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