[OpenIndiana-discuss] KVM and Xen support in OpenIndiana

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Tue Oct 16 15:21:57 UTC 2012

On Tue, 16 Oct 2012, Christopher Chan wrote:
>> 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.

Does OpenIndiana's KVM support hi-def host-audio output?

>> 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.

That seems like a good idea.  Up to now I have used NFS mounts to the 
host system for non-root/boot access.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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