Thanks for sharing your experience and intension.. XCP on 32 bit systems
will really help to those who don't have a 64bit architecture.
I'm also a newbie at xen and XCP but have a strong desire to become a
pro in this, hence I have started taking my little steps towards it.
I have got good experience over administrating XCP and api stuff so its
time to go in its development for me. I never did any *nix "development"
so bit unsure where to start. I chose Oracle VBox as it runs quite well
on my Ubuntu.
I really need some guidance in startup for compiling XCP and XAPI or
setting up the development environment for XCP.
Do let us know whenever you publish the 32bit XCP page :)
On Monday 09 May 2011 01:11 PM, Carlton Brown wrote:
> Rushikesh (et al);
> I'm fairly new to the Xen thing, myself, although I have a long
> history as a programmer in *nix environments. I have only recently
> run a successful 32-bit build of the hypervisor, but
> I have not yet successfully booted a working, usable environment. I'm
> not convinced that my build is functional - just that it did build to
> completion, successfully. There were a lot of dependencies that I was
> not aware that I needed, when I embarked upon this task. I still seem
> to have run-time problems, and debugging them may be a little out of
> my league - I was a network communications programmer, not a kernel
> programmer. Thankfully, I'm not working at the moment, so I have some
> time to climb the learning curve - and that's what I'm doing now.
> Admittedly, it'd be easier if there were a usable 32-bit XCP distro
> already available, but the Xen 3.0 LiveCD boots and runs on my system,
> so I'm fairly confident that I can get this running (given enough
> time). When I do, I'll write up a web page on the subject. If I'm
> able to do a generic 32-bit build and put it up for download, I'll do
> that, too. Of course, my focus is on my own equipment
> configuration... :) I'm not even really a Xen user - more of an
> evaluator - so I am a very long ways away from being anything
> resembling a qualified XCP developer. My hardware configuration
> consists of Dell PowerEdge 1750's - 5 of them. Cheesy hardware for
> the task, but it's what I have... :)
> I have not been evaluating Xen to run within VirtualBox or VMware.
> VMware is expensive commercial software (or was, the last time I
> checked), and if I had those resources I'd simply buy 64-bit hardware
> to eliminate the current problem. VirtualBox was recently taken over
> by Oracle, and they have a reputation for destroying open-source
> freeware apps that they get control of - by commercializing them,
> butchering the product, changing the license so as to make it
> effectively unusable, closing source code, and/or destroying the
> supporting community. On the basis of their reputation, I eliminated
> VirtualBox as a viable option for my situation. I am frankly a little
> concerned that Citrix may be doing the same to Xen, based upon recent
> community and download website issues - but Xen remains the best
> available virtualization option for my circumstances, so far.
> Any help is welcomed, since I'm pretty sure that working on Xen is a
> full-time (or nearly full-time) job, and climbing the learning curve
> to understand the innards is going to be a task comparable to (if not
> the same as) becoming a kernel programmer. I'm probably doing
> something very simple - and doing it wrong - and when I find out what
> it is I'm probably going to feel like a moron. Less so, if I can
> figure it out with less of an investment of wasted time... :)
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM, Todd Deshane <todd.deshane@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Dustin Marquess <dmarquess@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> XCP uses a 32-bit dom0, however it uses a 64-bit version of the Xen
>>> hypervisor. As far as I'm aware, there is no 32-bit distribution of
>> That's correct. A 64bit system is required. Carlton had interest in
>> adding 32bit support. Adding him to the CC.
>>> It should work within VirtualBox or VMware, however you will not be
>>> able to launch HVM guests using it, only PV guests.
>>> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 3:01 AM, Rushikesh <rushikesh.jadhav@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> I'm trying to install XCP1 on a 32 bit processor PC system but while
>>>> loading the kernel the boot loaders throws an error of "No 64 bit cpu
>>>> So, Is it compulsory to have a 64 bit architecture to install XCP ?? I
>>>> know that the Dom0 of XCP is 32bit.
>>>> and I have one more question
>>>> Is it possible to install XCP1 into Oracle Virtualbox or Vmware .. im
>>>> just checking the possibilities of XCP.
>>>> xen-api mailing list
>>> xen-api mailing list
>> Todd Deshane
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