The Xen Virtual Machine Monitor: An Introduction
Date and Time
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
MIT Building E-51, Room 315
Jeremy Katz , Red Hat Software - katzj redhat com
Jeremy shows us Xen, a GPL'ed VM system similar to VMware.
(from the U.Cambridge project page) Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Xen is Open Source software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. We have a fully functional ports of Linux 2.4 and 2.6 running over Xen, and regularly use it for running demanding applications like MySQL, Apache and PostgreSQL. Any Linux distribution (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Mandrake) should run unmodified over the ported OS.