Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2008 13:45 UTC, submitted by WillM
Microsoft Jason Perlow takes a look at Microsoft's Hyper-V, and concludes: "Even though Hyper-V is still pre-1.0 code, I think Microsoft has done a bang-up job with its hypervisor, and it may just turn this Linux freak into a Windows 2008 junkie for running his own personal virtualization needs. While VMWare's ESX is still superior on a number of fronts, including its aforementioned VMotion technology and its more powerful cluster management tools, Microsoft has certainly sent a major warning shot across its bow and the bows of the respective Linux vendors, as well."
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by CrazyDude1 on Fri 15th Feb 2008 17:57 UTC in reply to "RE: ?"
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2007-09-17

I read about it on the Microsoft virtualization blog and it seems Hyper-V doesn't contain any code from XEN at all. It is a freshly developed Hypervisor. The only code which XEN team did was write a hypercall adapter which maps XEN style hypercall to Hyper-V style hypercalls so you can run xen VM directly on Hyper-V. The XEN guys also developed Linux version of virtual machine bus and other drivers for linux.

This is a very bad rumours that some people are spreading that Hyper-V is based on XEN. This just shows the hypocrisy in some open source fans where at one side you say give credit where it is due but on the other hand you guys add a clause "give credit where it is due, except if it is Microsoft".

Edited 2008-02-15 17:58 UTC

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by Xaero_Vincent on Fri 15th Feb 2008 18:46 in reply to "RE[2]: ?"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

Sorry if I've mistaken about being based on Xen.

Thats just what I've read.

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by sbergman27 on Fri 15th Feb 2008 19:13 in reply to "RE[3]: ?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I think I read a post somewhere around here, the other day, which claimed that some distro selected kvm instead of Xen as their base for virtualization due to Xen's close relationship with Microsoft. So your "slip up" is quite understandable.

Let he who truly understands the virtualization playfield cast the first stone!

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