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ajpeck
29-Feb-2012, 10:25
What is the reason for not including and/or not supporting VirtualBox on SLES 11?

I see only Xen and KVM is mentioned to be supported on SLES 11.

ab
29-Feb-2012, 14:49
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VirtualBox is made by a third party. It'll probably work just fine
(worked on OpenSUSE 11.x) but Novell/SUSE is not going to be able to
ship it or declare support for it (or any number of other random
third-party options). On the other hand, Xen and KVM are made by
Novell/SUSE and in general are a better fit for servers (you're on SLES
after all) than VirtualBox.

Anyway, if you want to run it install and give it a try.

Good luck.
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Jim Henderson
29-Feb-2012, 19:39
On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:34:02 +0000, ajpeck wrote:

> What is the reason for not including and/or not supporting VirtualBox on
> SLES 11?
>
> I see only Xen and KVM is mentioned to be supported on SLES 11.

It can be installed from an additional repository - I see SLE11SP1 listed
in a search for VirtualBox at http://software.opensuse.org/search -
select "SLE 11 SP1" from the dropdown box and search for Virtualbox and
you'll find backported packages.

Jim





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malcolmlewis
29-Feb-2012, 19:48
On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:34:02 +0000, ajpeck wrote:

> What is the reason for not including and/or not supporting VirtualBox
> on SLES 11?
>
> I see only Xen and KVM is mentioned to be supported on SLES 11.

It can be installed from an additional repository - I see SLE11SP1
listed in a search for VirtualBox at
http://software.opensuse.org/search - select "SLE 11 SP1" from the
dropdown box and search for Virtualbox and you'll find backported
packages.

Jim

Hi
But it won't be supported....

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Jim Henderson
29-Feb-2012, 20:10
On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:39:38 +0000, Jim Henderson wrote:

> Hi But it won't be supported....

Well, no more than any other application installed on SLES that isn't
part of the standard distribution. Support would come from the
application vendor.

Jim



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ajpeck
02-Mar-2012, 05:37
Thanx for your explanation. I rather stick to supported tools.

Would this document openSUSE Virtualization with KVM (http://doc.opensuse.org/products/draft/openSUSE_Factory/opensuse-kvm_sd_draft/index.html) also be applicable to SLES 11? Seeing I am new to using KVM, as I have been a VirtualBox user all this time.