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Re: [Xen-users] installing xen on dell poweredge 2600

To: "Elisha Tigah" <kwaku5752@xxxxxxxxx>, <Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] installing xen on dell poweredge 2600
From: "Nick Couchman" <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:17:37 -0600
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You need to start with a Linux distribution (or Solaris, if you prefer) and get 
that installed.  Many Linux distributions contain support for Xen and have 
packages.  A notable exception is that the later versions of RHEL & CentOS have 
pushed over to KVM, so setting up Xen as a dom0 may not work out of the box.  
Once you have Linux set up, install the Xen packages, or install a development 
environment and build Xen from source.  Once Xen is built and installed, you 
also need to build a Xen kernel - either the patched kernel (2.6.18 or the SuSE 
patches for later kernels) or the later pv_ops kernels (caution, there are some 
incompatibilities between pv_ops kernels and various versions of Xen).  Then 
you can boot Xen and the new Linux Xen/pv_ops kernel and you're ready to go.  
This is a very concise description - check out the Xen.org page, especially the 
Wiki, as quite a few folks have written detailed instructions.

Oh, one other thing, the PowerEdge 2600 does not support virtualization 
technology, which means you will only be able to run modified (Xen-aware, 
patched) kernels.  This means the O/Ss you can run on this box will be limited 
to Linux, OpenSolaris, and a couple of the BSD variants.  Running unmodified 
guest O/Ss (HVM) on Xen requires that your system and CPUs support 
virtualization technology.


>>> On 2010/07/23 at 07:10, Elisha Tigah <kwaku5752@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> I have a poweredge 2600 and trying to installing the xen hypervisor. The
> server has been wiped, nothing on it. How do I go about installing, new to
> servers ;-)

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