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...And a follow-up to his own post...

-bill!

----- Forwarded message from Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com> -----

Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 15:02:52 -0700
From: Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com>
Subject: Re: [Lug-nuts] Hardware virtualization
To: Lug Nuts <lug-nuts@saclug.org>
Reply-To: General SacLUG discussion <lug-nuts@saclug.org>

Turns out the server on which I am working has the Intel-VT support.
I was following this howto, and the cpu flag indicating that full
virtualization was supported popped up. It just wasn't turned on in the
BIOS!
https://virt.108.redhat.com/articles/2007/01/15/xen-guest-installation.pdf


On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 12:58:59PM -0700, Brian Lavender wrote:
> I was at the LuGoD social event last night and Gary and I were talking
> about virtualization and I mentioned that it was actually now in
> hardware. I don't know if you can buy these at Fry's yet, but many
> server vendors are shipping with these available. Here's a Wikipedia
> page on virtualization.
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_virtualization
> 
> So, the cool thing about hardware support is that it just means there is
> another layer below protected mode that only the hypervisor has access
> to. So, now, Xen or whatever your hypervisor is, just has to manage
> which installed OS gets access to the hardware and guests can run
> unmodified. I haven't run any VM's on the hardware based virtualation
> processors, so I don't know what the speed is like. Anyone out there run
> these?
> 
> brian
> -- 
> Brian Lavender
> http://www.brie.com/brian/
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-bill!
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