KVM Hypervisor

Christopher A. Williams chriswfedora at cawllc.com
Sun Jul 20 13:37:34 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 08:15 -0400, Alex Katebi wrote:
> Hi All,
>   I can not find laptop or desktop hardware that supports KVM
> Virtualization (Intel-VT or AMD-V).
> I like Dell laptops but there is no information regarding hardware
> assisted virtualization (Hypervisor).
> Can I get some recommendation?

Actually this isn't as hard as it sounds if you're looking to buy a
*new* laptop. Pretty much anything out there today supports Intel VT /
AMD-V now. The main thing you'll need to make sure of is that you have
enabled this in the BIOS. There are quite a few systems that still ship
with this feature disabled for some reason.

As to Dell laptops, I like the Latitude series myself. They're well
supported by F9 generally speaking. Have a closer look at the Latitude
D830 or the XPS M1530.

While you're at it, be sure to check out the other brands as well.
HP/Compaq has some nice things to offer - I'm running F9 on an 8510w
now, and while they are still a bit "controversial" in terms of openly
supporting Linux, IBM/Lenovo is catching up somewhat (but I think they
still tend to be a bit pricey for what you get - just my opinion



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