[Gllug] Bits of virtualisation

Richard W.M. Jones rich at annexia.org
Thu Dec 29 08:52:21 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 09:44:50AM +1300, David L Neil wrote:
> Should I load the 64-bit offering or in practice might the 32-bit
> option hold advantage?
> Calling for virt-expertise please.
> I have purchased two ex-lease VT-x desktops with a view to gaining
> some hands-on experience of KVM and maybe 'private cloud'.
> Simultaneously I have discovered that I must install Virtual Box on
> my Thinkpad as a prerequisite of a course commencing next month
> (distributing envs in disk image containers?).
> lscpu tells me the machines are all 64-bit capable and possess
> virtualisation h/w. Thus logic directs me to install 64-bit options.
> However might it be better to stick with the 32-bit choice in the
> same way that historically one might do similarly to avoid browser
> and audio-visual issues or lesser-complete software? (for example
> GetFirefox recommends that I install the 32-bit FF on the Thinkpad's
> Windows-as-delivered system)
> - yes, I could make different choices in the two cases...

64 bit.

Put Fedora 16 on the host.  Red Hat has the largest team working on
server virtualization and KVM.


There are also test packages of OpenStack available if you want to try
out cloudy stuff (these are fine to try now and will be production
ready in F17):



Richard Jones
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