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  • Preliminary Support Allows Linux KVM To Boot Xen HVM Guests

    Phoronix: Preliminary Support Allows Linux KVM To Boot Xen HVM Guests

    As one of the most interesting patch series sent over by an Oracle developer in quite a while at least on the virtualization front, a "request for comments" series was sent out on Wednesday that would enable the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) to be able to boot Xen HVM guests...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...M-Boot-Xen-HVM

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    Hmmm... It's interesting how Oracle is investing in the betterment of KVM and making it compatible with Xen guests. Is it meant to smoothen migration from competing VM solutions? It also makes me wonder what Oracle's future plans for VirtualBox are now. Why maintain two VM solutions? Anyway, having support for Xen's paravirtualized guest drivers in addition to the existing virtio and emulated QEMU/BOCHS devices will help make KVM even more flexible than it already is. So even though I don't trust Oracle as far as I can throw them, this is a welcome and promising development.

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      Originally posted by SteamPunker View Post
      Hmmm... It's interesting how Oracle is investing in the betterment of KVM and making it compatible with Xen guests. Is it meant to smoothen migration from competing VM solutions?
      Most likely this is useful for their 'Oracle Cloud'. Perhaps even migrate some customers that can export their current Xen HVM instances... if you know what I mean

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