]> CLUE - Kitchener Waterloo LUG http://www.cluecan.ca/taxonomy/term/145/0 en Kitchener-Waterloo Linux User Group http://www.cluecan.ca/groups-kwlug <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-13"><div class="form-item"> <label>Abbrev.:</label><br /> KWLUG </div> </div><div class="flexinode-select-2"><div class="form-item"> <label>Location:</label><br /> Kitchener/Waterloo </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-15"><div class="form-item"> <label>Contact:</label><br /> <p>Mailing list: http://listserv.kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc</p> </div> </div></div> Kitchener Waterloo LUG Thu, 30 Mar 2006 00:59:37 -0500 Virtualization and Xen http://www.cluecan.ca/node/277 <p>Virtualization is one of the two really hot topics in IT today (the other being SOA). However, virtualization can mean a great many different things, depending on your point of view. For me, being basically an operating system guy, it means running multiple operating sytems on a single physical piece of hardware. </p> <p>When it comes to virtualizing operating systems, this is nothing new. In fact, the first hypervisor was IBM's CP/67 back in 1967! This tool is the ancestor of today's z/VM hypervisor for IBM's System z mainframes. </p> <p>Today, there are a great many different hypervisor solutions for x86 servers, including VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, SWSoft Virtuozzo, and of course the open source Xen project.</p> Kitchener Waterloo LUG Mon, 05 Jun 2006 09:08:31 -0400