Centos 7 as a KVM host on Lenovo X1 Yoga?
Experienced programmer, know Unix fairly well, but rather new to Linux...
I've recently purchased a Lenovo X1 Yoga with the below configuration:
Processor : Intel Core i7-6600U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.40GHz) Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64 Display : 14.0 WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED Touch Memory : 16GB LPDDR3 SDRAM 1866MHz Graphics : Intel HD Graphics 520 Security Features : Integrated Fingerprint Reader TPM Setting : Software TPM Enabled Camera : 720p HD Camera with Microphone Security Chip : Software TPM & Hardware dTPM Hard Drive : 1 TB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe Pointing device : UltraNav (TrackPoint and ClickPad) Wireless : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (2x2 Wi-Fi, 11ac) with Bluetooth 4.1 Integrated Mobile Broadband : Integrated Mobile Broadband 4G LTE (Huawei ME906S) Display Panel : 14.0" OLED WQHD (2560 x 1440), touch, No WiGig, Camera, Mic ThinkPad Pen : ThinkPad Pen Pro
I would like to configure and use the laptop as follows:
- I want to make Linux my primary o/s for day-to-day operations, with Windows only as required
- Currently, I want to dual boot Windows and Linux, since there is some Windows s/w I require for work
- Within Linux, I want to run numerous Linux distros as VM's using KVM, as much as a learning exercise/hobby as anything else.
- Eventually, I may choose to delete the Windows partition and run Windows as a VM as well
With that in mind, and after weeks of web research, I've decided on Centos 7 as the KVM host. I hope to run Arch as my primary day-to-day distro within KVM, hopefully with acceptable performance as a VM.
- Any comments on the above usage scenario?
- Given the hardware above, is Centos a good choice as the KVM host? Is Centos 7 "cutting edge" enough to work with very recent hardware?
(I've already had a problem installing Centos (python error) but I'll post that as a separate thread)