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why does SlickStack only support KVM servers?

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    William
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    The ss-install wizard is saying the KVM virtualization is required, why??

    #3240 Reply
    Marilyn
    Guest

    KVM is not “required” since SlickStack is just bash scripts… I mean you can run the setup script on any Linux server you want via SSH/shell

    but just that KVM is strongly recommended instead of like Xen, OpenVZ etc

    #3242 Reply
    Nancy
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    Xen, OpenVZ, Virtuozzo… you can try any you want, but SlickStack community will not “help” you if you are having problems because of the non-KVM server

    We don’t test non-KVM servers… we believe KVM is the future of cloud servers, at least for next several years.

    If you find a bug or config in SlickStack that is causing problems with these other virtualizations you can open a GitHub issue and we are happy to make small changes if it means better support for other environments, but we just don’t prioritize testing them.

    #3243 Reply
    Andrew
    Guest

    Xen is still pretty good and a very close #2 to KVM perhaps, but KVM is taking over and seems to have more of a thriving and open community:

    VPS: Xen, OpenVZ, KVM from networking

    Also see

    Why is the market moving away from xen to kvm? from sysadmin

    #3244 Reply
    Ronald
    Guest

    Xen is fine but if you are doing kernel-level optimization like SlickStack it certainly makes things easier to focus more on one environment (KVM)

    #3249 Reply
    Mark
    Guest

    KVM is awesome

    #3250 Reply
    Larry
    Guest

    I think Amazon AWS is the only large cloud still focused on Xen.

    #3353 Reply
    Austin
    Guest

    Vultr is 100% KVM

    #3850 Reply
    Gerald
    Guest

    so does Slickstack technically work fine on XEN boxes too?

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