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Virtualization

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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.28) versus Windows (Vista SP1)

 

 

Virtualization

Guest

Virtualization (Guest) Linux Windows
Can be run as guest Y N (illegal Starter, Basic, Premium)

Y (+1 licence Business, Ultimate)

Y (Enterprise)

maximum number of guests (RHEL, Microsoft Virtual Server) unlimited 512 (with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, for free)

 

Host

Virtualization (Host) Linux Windows
Can be host Y Y
hardware CPU extension IVT/AMD-V based (KVM,-) Y N

(Y with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, for free)

Virtualisation - (Xen, -) N

Y (patch or 2.6.23)

N

Y (Windows Server 200854)

Paravirtualisation (lguest, -) N

Y (patch or 2.6.23)

N

Y (Windows Server 200854)

 

 

Paravirtualization

Paravirtualization Linux Windows
Paravirtualization (for lguest/lhype/rustyvisor, -) Y N

Y (Windows Server 200854)

Paravirtualization interface (VMI, -) Y N

Y (Windows Server 200854)

 

Cooperative Virtual Machine

Cooperative Virtual Machine (Guest) Linux Windows
Cooperative Virtual Machine CVM (coLinux, -) Y N

 

 

 

 

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