On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 16:25 -0600, John Thompson wrote:
> On 2008-01-18, John Summerfield <email@example.com> wrote:
> > John Thompson wrote:
> >> On 2008-01-18, John Summerfield <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>> I like to run xen-capable CPUs and this adds to the problems. First,
> >>> with xen:
> >>> I like to use a framebuffer console. It's a while since I tried on the
> >>> Dell so we'll ignore that for the moment.
> >> Out of curiousity, what is the advantage of the xen kernel? I notice it
> >> was installed when I installed FC8, and it seems to run fine, but why
> >> exactly would I want to use it?
> > xen is a tool that enables one to run several virtual computers on one
> > real computer. For example, I can boot the Xenified kernel for F8 and
> > the run Windows on that (with newer CPUs).
> What advantage does xen have over, say, VMware? I bought a "hobbyist"
> license for VMware many years back when they still offered that option,
> and found it worked pretty well.
> John (email@example.com)
Many and none at the same time
A better question would be "What are
you looking for in a Virtual Environment". I've been using both for
quite some time now, although I haven't used XenSource, the commercial
implementation of Xen. It also really depends if you are using your
virtualization in a commercial environment or just as a "hobbyist".
At work we have the whole VMWare Infrastructure thing going on,
Fibre-Channel SAN and all. For personal stuff I use Xen because I
prefer Open Source, like the performance of para-virtualization (VMWare
doesn't support that yet, but they are working on it with IBM, RedHat,
and XenSource -->
http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/paravirtualization.html ), and I don't
If you do a google search for "xen vs vmware", many good articles come
/ An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.
-- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI" /
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