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Re: [Xen-users] xen config for iscsi domU

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] xen config for iscsi domU
From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:26:15 +0700
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On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 3:36 AM, Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'd like to see iSCSI support in a little bit different fashion than this. 
>  As of Xen 3.4, HVM supports gPXE, which can boot from either iSCSI or AOE. 
>  It'd be nice to be able to pass an iSCSI disk through in the Xen config and 
> have gPXE pick it up during boot.  Perhaps a pipe dream, but it would be 
> nice.  For PV domUs this should be even easier, as the iSCSI target could be 
> connected to the dom0 to load the kernel, then the arguments for iSCSI target 
> passed on into the created domU.

Last time I check, using iscsi target directly in domU is still slower
compared to importing it on dom0 :P
That being said, a workaround I use for Linux domU is to have a small
/boot on dom0 (it could be an iscsi share mounted on dom0 if you
like), and let domU access the big iscsi share directly during
installation. Not ideal, but enough for testing purposes.


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