SLE10 VMI support
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Do SUSE SLE10/11 products support VMI (Virtual Machine Interface)?
There will be no VMI support in future SLE versions, as e.g. hardware features of modern CPUs have allowed to bring the hypervisor overhead memory consumption down, so VMI will not save memory at the hypervisor level. Furthermore, fixes regarding timekeeping have been included in the main kernel. Therefore a seperate kernel architecture will not be needed anymore.
VMI, the Virtual Machine Interface, is a technology developed by VMware which has been added to the kernel in order to provide a paravirtualization interface to the hypervisor.
For more information, refer to VMware's page about Transparent Paravirtualization.
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- Document ID:7001861
- Creation Date: 13-Nov-2008
- Modified Date:23-Mar-2021
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