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[SLUG] Re: DNS - Xen - Virtual server hosting
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: DNS - Xen - Virtual server hosting
- From: Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:19:05 +1100
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On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 10:21:58AM +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Ben Donohue wrote:
> >A little off the original question here but on the subject of virtual
> >hosting did you know that VMware are giving away GSX server now for free?
> >It used to be over AUD$2000 but they are feeling the heat from Xen and
> >MS virtual software as well as others in the market.
> They shouldn't be feeling the heat from Xen yet because Xen will not run
> Windows until the new Intel chips ship.
You've got your tenses wrong. The first VT-enabled chips shipped about a
month ago, and it's now available in a number of laptop, desktop, and
rack-mount server units. AMD's Pacifica, on the other hand, doesn't look to
be out and about for a few months yet.
> I have a problem with VMware after 2.6.13 kernel - it won't compile on
> 2.6.24 and later, which is why I am looking at Xen.
Not surprising it doesn't compile -- guessing kernel ABIs 9 versions in
advance would be a neat trick. <grin>