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Xen Virtualization by Prabhakar Chaganti

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Installing Xen from Source

In the previous section we installed Xen using binary packages. It was quite simple and quick, and enabled us to get Xen running easily especially because the hard job of matching the hypervisor/host/guest kernel options was done by RedHat. However, this means that you depend on the Xen pre-built packages, keeping up with the changes taking place in Xen, which is a fast moving target with bug fixes and features. You cannot take advantage of a brand new feature or a bug fix that was added recently and which is quite crucial for your use. The binary packages usually track the release versions of Xen, so there is no way for you to try out the development versions or the pre-release versions. Here are some reasons why you ...

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