Friday, 6 June 2014

Le Roi est mort. Vive le Roi.

Readers here will have figured out that I'm a fan of unRAID and have been using the new Xen virtualisation features of v6 beta to bundle all kinds of of interesting functions into a single server.

In a mildly shocking turn of events, it has come to light that mid beta, LimeTech are considering ousting Xen in favour of KVM and/or Docker.

I started my virtualisation journey late last year with KVM and liked it a lot and was slightly disappointed when Xen became the platform of choice for unRAID. However, in the past months I've come to know it and it works great for me.

There are a lot of good reasons why the change is necessary and LimeTech representatives on their forums have promised to detail the reasoning and plan soon. However, it looks like we'll be changing tack in the coming months.


Anonymous said...

First off, congrats on a great blog, love you setup.

What's this talk of moving from xen to kvm? I'm cucurrently building my setup on beta6a with a couple of xen cms and have now read this. I can't find any details on the unraid forum though, have I missed something?

Peter Mee said...

Thanks for those kind words. Glad you're enjoying it!

On kvm, Someone close to limetech let the cat out of the bag here;

That's resulted in a fairly robust discussion as we await more detailed confirmation from limetech.