Xen is a hypervisor based virtualization technology originating at the University of Cambridge, nowadays developed largely by the company [ XenSource]. Xen introduced the concept of paravirtualization, which allows for extremely high performance virtualization provided that the guest virtual machine runs a modified operating system kernel.

Xen also supports full virtualization (running unmodified operating systems) on processors with Intel VT or AMD-V technology.

Xen is available in many Linux distributions, however ["lhype"] and ["KVM"] appear to be making more progress at getting merged into the upstream kernel...




LinuxVirt: Xen (last edited 2006-12-25 23:27:44 by RikvanRiel)