Redhat just released RHEL 5.4 with KVM & Xen both supported in this release, so i have downloaded CentOS 5.4 and try to play around with KVM.
Dell M710 with 8 cores of Nehalem , 72G of RAMs
CentOS 5.4 with KVM & Xen installed
My test guest:
The sweet thing:
- virt-manager is able to support for KVM new machine creation.
- The future for Redhat virtualization , since Redhat acquired Qumranet(company behind KVM)
The bad thingssss:
- Xen & KVM cannot run in the same time, it is either KVM or Xen
- No paravirtualization in KVM, only FULL Virtialization, Xen jhas both!
- Need driver for network in paravirtualzied mode for XP,Vista,Win7
- No network bridge setup!! Xen do this automatically for us! Network bridge allow your guest os to have their own IP without sharing with the host! I will cover this later on.