ubuntu virtualization options when no HW virt support?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 00:43:23 UTC 2010

2010/6/27 Markus Schönhaber <ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de>:
> 27.06.2010 02:18, Liam Proven:
>> For server virtualisation, not consumer desktop virtualisation, there
>> is Xen and KVM, but both require hardware virtualisation support.
> No.
> Xen does require hardware virtualization support to run guests in HVM
> mode. But if one only wants to run paravirtualized guests, it's possible
> to do so on a System/CPU without VT extensions.

True, one can use paravirtualisation without VT or AMD-V, but it's not
much use and only certain FOSS OSs will run within it. These days, for
Xen to have functional parity with other hypervisors, you need

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