I have gotten a task to install a server from an .ova file:
- According to documentation I need KVM
Table 2. Hypervisors that the . supports
Vendor Hypervisor Version
VMWare ESXi 5.x
Windows Hyper-V
KVM Linux CentOS 7.0
Looking into the file with qemu-img info <file>, I get:
image: name.ova
file format: raw
virtual disk: 919 M
disk size 920 M
According to the documenation the file should be a OVF template.

- Can that be used on sles11, Xen? If so, how?
- Can kvm and xen possibly coexist on my sles11 host?
- In general: Is kvm or xen preferred/recommended for sles-based data center?