i found the problem, if it is really a one! I will explain it step by step
what solved my problem which works for both, win7 and debian squeeze
network card / network
the guest network works brilliant only with that configuration:
iface brX inet static
vif = [ 'bridge=brX,mac=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx' ]
strange is that I now have to configure a bridge interface. with older xen
version it was enough to setup "bridge=eth0". now I had to setup
for a windows 7 x64 guest system I got it running with:
disk = [
for a debian squeeze guest system I needed to change it into:
disk = [
even here is strange that debian squeeze guest's now see the qemu disk as a
"SDA". squeeze used to see qemu disk in older xen versions (< 4.2) as "HDA"
and that definitely doesn't work anymore.
I found that out having a deeper look at the debian installer log.
guy's, thank you very much for your help, had become a lot of new input's. I
hope I could give some useful feedback back to you too.
finally I only would like to know, if this SDA-behavior is now a new
behavior of xen 4.2 ++?
thanks a lot, walter
*** original guest config file ***
name = 'server01'
kernel = 'hvmloader'
builder = 'hvm'
device_model = 'qemu-dm'
maxmem = 1024
memory = 1024
vcpus = 1
acpi = 1
apic = 1
vif = [ 'bridge=eth0,mac=00:16:3e:1a:b3:4b' ]
#vfb = [ 'type=vnc,vnclisten=0.0.0.0,vncunused=0,vncdisplay=1' ]
disk = [
boot = 'dc'
usbdevice = 'tablet'
sdl = 0
stdvga = 1
serial = 'pty'
on_poweroff = 'destroy'
on_reboot = 'restart'
on_crash = 'restart'
vnc = 1
vnclisten = '0.0.0.0'
vncviewer = 1
From: Stefano Stabellini [mailto:stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2011 13:40
To: Walter Robert Ditzler
Cc: Stefano Stabellini; konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] xen 4.2 unstable; HVM; 184.108.40.206; HD/Network card
On Tue, 19 Jul 2011, Walter Robert Ditzler wrote:
> hi stefano,
> hi konrad,
> thanks for replying :-) i followed your suggestions and changed the
> guest config file. I have now the following test szenario:
> server01 > should be a debian squeeze 6.0.1a amd64 netinst
> server02 > is a successfully installed windows 7 x64 installation
> bellow I paste the both config files. as you can see from the screen
> server01 installation
> sh11: server01_debian-installer-1.JPG
> sh12: server01_debian-installer-2.JPG
> sh13: server01_debian-installer-3.JPG
> the debian installation has some difficulties to find a harddisk.
> strange is, that the networkcard was found straight away and I became
> a dhcp lease from my infrastructure.
> server02 installation
> sh21: server02_xen_win7.JPG
> the windows has been successfully installed onto my xen guest, but!!!!!
> Q U E S T I O N S
> - why do I see my server HP DL320G5 network card and disk controller?
> - I thought, HVM means fully virtualized?! I expected to see something
> like qemu/xen harddrive and qemu/xen network card!?
> - Is here my xen really doing HVM
> - how can I do HVM, I need my guests to be transferred to any
> different hw boxes without need to deal with guest disk and network card
What exactly are the network card and disk controller that you are seeing in
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