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Linux RHEL 5 Virtualiztion para or full?

Posted on 2010-01-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Hi All,

I have RHEL 5, I want to implement Virtualization.  As you know there are two type full and para virtulization.  I don'nt know exactly the different between them.  But which one do you recommend to use. With my understanding para-virtulisation is better performance, but is it more difficult to configure and cupport.  I use it for web hosting, which on shall i go for
Question by:rawandnet
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ID: 26188032
what's ur hardware?
What processor are you using?
cat /proc/cpuinfo

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ID: 26188070
it is 8 processor starting from 0 - 7
processor      : 0
vendor_id      : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model            : 23
model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5450  @ 3.00GHz
stepping      : 10
cpu MHz            : 3000.060
cache size      : 6144 KB
physical id      : 0
siblings      : 1
core id            : 0
cpu cores      : 1
fpu            : yes
fpu_exception      : yes
cpuid level      : 13
wp            : yes
flags            : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips      : 7505.25
clflush size      : 64
cache_alignment      : 64
address sizes      : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:
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nabeelmoidu earned 2000 total points
ID: 26188285
use kvm
it makes use of the hardware virtualization and is set to be the future of redhat's virtualization strategy

Author Comment

ID: 26188444
I was confused to choose between full or para virtulization, now you mentioned kvm! what is the advantage of kvm over virtul, it is easy to configure and maintain, how about performance?

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