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Virtualization on CentOS

1. An overview

Currently, there are two major virtualization technologies available through the CentOS repositories, namely Xen and KVM (the older 'qemu' emulation technology is not considered here). This page provides a basic introduction to these technologies, as well as some additional concepts. To understand these virtualization technologies, you have to be aware that there are some different approaches to virtualization. For the discussion of KVM and Xen, two approaches are relevant:

In most situations paravirtualization is preferable over full-virtualization, because it is faster.

2. Who does what?

3. CentOS support

3.1. CentOS 4

3.2. CentOS 5

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