Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jul 2006 10:54 UTC, submitted by gergnz
OSNews, Generic OSes Lots of news on Xen. Firstly, "This is a document about how to set up XEN and iSCSI on 3 Debian Stable machines so that you can have a virtual host that can be migrated live between 2 of the machines. The third machine will be the common disk for the virtual machine that is seen via the 2 machines running XEN." Secondly, "IBM and Novell are throwing their considerable weight behind Xen, but some experts are suggesting that these companies may be pushing this nascent technology too far too fast." Lastly, "You can now run OpenSolaris domains under Xen as dom0 with OpenSolaris domUs too."
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Not bad.
by pucko on Mon 17th Jul 2006 11:53 UTC
pucko
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2006-07-17

Not necessarily a bad thing.
Unless they intend to ship it as it is, and not let their development teams contribute to feature/stability?

IBM et al are not that stupid I guess...

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RE: Not bad.
by jamesd on Tue 18th Jul 2006 03:02 in reply to "Not bad."
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2006-01-17

Unless they intend to ship it as it is, and not let their development teams contribute to feature/stability?

IBM et al are not that stupid I guess...


IBM as with most large organisations is made up of many different parts, and not all parts agree, and they all have there own agenda. While all the techs and programmers relize that that Xen is not ready for the enterprise and production machines yet. Marketing will see Xen and extract any tid bit or shread of positive and hype and advertise it as the greatest thing since slice bread. Hopefully the more technical minds will prevail.

A great example of this type of thing happening is with Systemtap, marketing folks grabbed hold of the project and hyped it, and there was all this talk of it being ready for use in a matter of weeks, nearly a year later Systemtap is no where ready to ship, the mailing list is still sees at least 3-5 bug reports, with the system crashing as a result, for simple things.

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