We're currently setting up a HyperVM server in our office before sending it to the datacenter. We already have things running on CentOS 5.6 but since it's not that practical to reinstall the OS while it's in use we would like to install CentOS 6 before shipping it if possible. Has anyone installed HyperVM+xen on CentOS 6 yet?
It would be nice to know if things would work at all before reformatting everything.
Grandmaster LxCenter Core Team Member LxCenter Representative
I am not certain what you are talking about.
Are you saying the Xen doesn't require either kernel support or VT-x (or the AMD equivalent)? If that is what you are saying then you are wrong.
Also if you are saying that CentOS 6 will have Xen support, you are also wrong. CentOS 6 will not have it and we would either have to provide the package ourselves or use a repository that may already have it. Of course without the hardware supporting VT-X, we'd also have to provide a kernel.
There is nothing wrong with sticking with CentOS 5.6. This is the advantage of using an OS with a long support life.