FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: CentOS 5 and Virtualization

Tim Verhoeven
Day Sunday
Room H.1309
Start time 17:00
End time 18:00
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track CentOS + Fedora
Language English
CentOS 5 and Virtualization

An overview of the different virtualization possibilities using CentOS and the tools for managing them.

Virtualization is useful in many situations, for instance to increase server utilization, to run legacy applications, and for application testing.

CentOS includes support for both paravirtualization (Xen) and hardware-assisted full-virtualization (Xen, KVM), with a generic virtualization library (libvirt) on top of them to make life easier for developers and system administrators.

This talk will introduce these technologies and, discusses their use uses. Additionally, provisioning of virtual machines with Cobbler will be touched upon.