KVM vs XEN vs VMware
tomoki.taniguchi at gmail.com
Thu May 3 16:16:54 UTC 2007
My laptop CPU is Centrino Duo.
Does this support virtualisation?
On 5/4/07, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/05/07, Tomoki Taniguchi <tomoki.taniguchi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am curious about which of the the following virtualization options
> > people recommend under Feisty?
> > 1) KVM
> > 2) XEN
> > 3) VMware
> > Please take into account I will be running this on a laptop with 1.5GB of RAM.
> > Primary use will be to run WinXP
> > I may want to use it to test other OSs (linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD)
> > Is it possible to access and use peripherals which the host OS
> > does not support?
> Depends up to a point on your hardware.
> KVM will only work if you have a CPU which supports virtualisation in
> hardware: either Intel's VT or AMD's equivalent.
> If you do have this, Xen can virtualise anything. If you don't, Xen
> can only paravirtualise suitably-coded OSs, which basically means only
> certain supported FOSS OSs.
> VMware can virtualise anything, regardless of CPU type. Use this if
> you don't have a CPU with hardware virtualisation.
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