Initial Focus on Hypervisor Support for OpenVMS on x86

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Initial Focus on Hypervisor Support for OpenVMS on x86

Post by ajbrehm » Fri May 06, 2022 7:40 am

This will be interesting.

It's definitely necessary to support some elements of paravirtualisation for example reboots and shutdowns via paravirtualised drivers (vmtools in VMware).

And I wonder if there are plans to support a video console, since at least in VMware setting up a serial port over IP is not trivial (and very annoying in the vCenter web GUI).


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Re: Initial Focus on Hypervisor Support for OpenVMS on x86

Post by jonesd » Mon May 09, 2022 2:05 pm

I thought they were always focused on producing a VMware version before the bare metal version. Adding 2 more hypervisors to the matrix is probably easier that coming up with a reasonable supported hardware list for native execution.


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Re: Initial Focus on Hypervisor Support for OpenVMS on x86

Post by cgrant » Thu May 12, 2022 10:09 am

We are supporting VBox, KVM, and VMware during Field Test and will continue to for the 9.2 release. We recently started investigating what it will take to support Hyper-V but that will come after 9.2.

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