Novell, Intel Deliver Xen-Enabled Linux for Dual-Core XeonsBy Steven Vaughan-Nichols | Posted 2006-09-25 Email Print
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Novell and Intel have joined forces to produce a Xen-enabled Linux that will work especially well on dual-core Xen processors. (Linux-Watch)Like most Linux programs, Xen, the virtualization software, can run on almost any hardware.
But, just like any program, it performs better when it's been optimized for a specific platform.
That's exactly what Novell and Intel are doing with SUSE enterprise Linux, Xen, and dual-core Xeon chip sets.
As part of the integration of Intel VT (Virtualization Technology) within Xen, Novell also announced plans to offer enterprise support for virtualized SLES 9 and RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 4 running on SLES 10.
Novell plans to provide support for virtual RHEL 4 up through and including Level 3 (or core engineering) support.
That means Novell will provide technical support for the Xen hypervisor if a customer uncovers an issue running a virtual instance of Red Hat Linux, and that issue is not reproducible in a native, or non-virtualized, environment.
Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Novell, Intel Deliver Xen-Enabled Linux for Dual-Core Xeons
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