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Let's step back a bit

Let's step back a bit

Posted Jun 4, 2009 17:44 UTC (Thu) by buchanmilne (guest, #42315)
In reply to: Let's step back a bit by rwmj
Parent article: Xen again

<blockquote>Hardware virt support is in just about every new x86-64 processor that comes out.</blockquote>

But, an 18-month-old 16-core (8*"Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 885") server (Sun X4600-M1) doesn't have it. With another 5 years of lifetime on these boxes, it really would be nice to keep Xen (which is what they are currently running). There's no way I would migrate this (with heavily utilised VMs) to qemu-kvm ...

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Let's step back a bit

Posted Jun 4, 2009 21:28 UTC (Thu) by jimparis (subscriber, #38647) [Link]

But when you were purchasing a box 18 months ago, with a plan for a 5-year lifetime, wasn't it a huge mistake to overlook the hardware virtualization feature? I mean, KVM was merged into the kernel some 28 months ago.
I agree your situation sucks, but it seems more of a purchasing mistake than a reason to not move the world towards proper hardware virtualization.

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