[OpenIndiana-discuss] KVM and Xen support in OpenIndiana

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Oct 16 14:47:46 UTC 2012

On Monday, October 15, 2012 10:10 PM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012, Jonathan Adams wrote:
>> We have Linux and Windows 2008 R2 servers running at different sites
>> in KVM machines and it works a treat (if you have all the passthrough
>> stuff on Intel chips turned on)
> Is OpenIndiana's KVM usable for running a desktop OS like Windows 7 
> with use of the Windows GUI console (keyboard, mouse, video)? From a 
> desktop usability standpoint, how would it compare with VirtualBox?
3D support from guest additions on Vbox. Not sure that the vmgl stuff 
will work on OI for KVM.
> From my experience VirtualBox provides and excellent guest desktop 
> experience (even works great for Netflix video streaming with Windows 
> 7 guest) but that CPU and filesystem performance may suffer.
Try using iscsi for virtualbox disks. That should make filesystem 
performance sing.

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