Tag Archives: RHEL

KVM in SUSE, what is going on at Novell?

As of Service Pack 1,  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES) supports KVM. The bald facts are as follows.  SLES 11 SP1 is based on a 2.6.32 kernel and is now full supported on x86_64 processors which support hardware virtualization, for the following guest operating systems:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP4

We note there is no mention of other Linux guests or Windows guests. This post follows on from our previous post regarding the demise of Xen in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and perhaps suggests the beginning of the end for Xen-based virtualization in Linux, but the story is far from clear. Continue reading KVM in SUSE, what is going on at Novell?

KVM in RHEL 5.4 – Red Hat leaps out of the virtual shadows.

On 2nd September (right in the middle of VMware’s VMWorld Conference in San Francisco) Red Hat, the dominant Linux vendor, announced (at its own Red Hat Summit in Chicago), that with its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 release it was “Setting the Virtualization Agenda”.  In another post we will look at the validity of this claim.  In this post we focus on the RHEL offering itself. Continue reading KVM in RHEL 5.4 – Red Hat leaps out of the virtual shadows.