Can i run a Linux system inside VirtualBox or VMware , with xen kernel ? It's not intended for a real server or production workplace , just to learn the configuration of XEN.

BTW: target computer supports Intel VT feature


It is possible. But you won't be able to run xen hvm domains (because it requires hardware virtualization, that is not available inside of virtual machine). Only PV domains.

  • be sure to use "clocksource=pit" to boot (at least for Linux 3.0+ kernels). VirtualBox and/or VMware might have the ability to passthrough the VT-x features to a guest, which would allow nested HVM guests. Dec 24 '11 at 5:09
  • how do you set clocksource=pit ? Feb 7 '12 at 16:52

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