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Re: [Xen-users] Compiling xen on x86 solaris

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:41 AM, Drocella, Robert (IS)
<Robert.Drocella@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> All;
> I was wondering if xen 4.1.0 will compile in x86 solaris 10 environment?
> The prerequisites
> list has some items that do not appear to be solaris compatable.   I am
> evaluating
> virtualization solutions and would like to give xen a fair look.

opensolaris used to have Xen implementation called xvm, so you might
want to start by looking at that.

What are you trying to do?

Using solaris 10 as dom0 is not possible. Even if you get Xen
hypervisor and userland to build, you'll need special kernel for dom0.
opensolaris used to have a dom0-compatible kernel, but AFAIK Oracle
dumped xvm, so even if you manage to get it running it will be

If you just want to run solaris as domU, solaris 10 can be run as HVM
domU, while opensolaris/openindiana/solaris express can be run as PV
or HVM domU.


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