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Xen Virtualization by Prabhakar Chaganti

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CentOS

CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources provided by RedHat (http://centos.org/). It tracks the RedHat Enterprise Linux distribution without any proprietary drivers, is completely free and is hence widely used as a server platform. The installation media for the CentOS is a cd or dvd. We will install the CentOS 4.4 server version. The paravirtualised Xen does not support booting guest domains from a cd-rom or an iso file. So we are going to use another open-source emulator called QEMU (http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/) to boot the CentOS cd and install into a qemu image. We are then going to take this image and use Xen to create a CentOS virtual machine that runs off the qemu image. We could avoid using ...

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