Although OES 2 NetWare and NetWare 6.5 share the same code base and are the same in every way, virtualized NetWare in Xen is an OES 2 product feature. Support for NetWare on a Xen virtual machine is available only to OES 2 registered customers.
The following configurations and features are supported for NetWare VM guest servers.
OES 2 NetWare or later running in paravirtual mode.
The graphical paravirtualized frame buffer and the text-based console interface.
Running on 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit hypervisors.
Running in 32-bit PAE compatibility mode on 64-bit platforms.
Up to 16 block devices.
Up to 32 virtual CPUs.
The pause and resume functionality.
The xm shutdown command.
The shutdown command in Virtual Machine Manager.
Allocated memory from 1 GB to 8 GB.
VCPU cover commitment, pinning, and capping.
Installations through a NetWare response file.
The following configurations and features are not supported for NetWare VM guest servers.
NetWare in full virtualization mode.
NetWare 6.5 SP6 and earlier running on a virtual machine.
Network or block device hotplug.
Virtual memory resizing.
Direct access to physical devices.
The save, restore, and migrate commands.
Some Novell Remote Manager debugging features.