Chapter 2. Compatibility of host and guest combinations

Chapter 2. Compatibility of host and guest combinations

The table below shows the available architecture combinations for hosts and guests.

The table Table 2.1, “Host and guest architecture compatibility”

Para-virtualized or fully virtualized Host Architecture Guest Architecture
Para-virtualized i686 i686
Fully virtualized i686 i686
Fully virtualized x86_64 i686
Para-virtualized x86_64 x86_64
Fully virtualized x86_64 x86_64
Para-virtualized ia64 ia64
Fully virtualized ia64 ia64
Table 2.1. Host and guest architecture compatibility

Itanium® support

Red Hat Virtualization on the Itanium® architeture requires the guest firmware image, refer to Installing Red Hat Virtualization with yum for more information.

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