On Fri September 7 2007 9:02:56 am Emre Erenoglu wrote:
> and yes, we have XenExpress, but this release wants to wipe-out my entire
> disk just to install itself. Does Vmware server do that? never seen. Just
> installs on a system that "you have setup".
Same problem here. Maybe my next computer I'll devote to XenExpress, and host
Vista and MacOS.
> Maybe I should say, then, "I want to be able to setup xenexpress on a
> system that I previously set-up myself, if possible even choosing my own
Don't forget about xen-tools-ioemu (SuSE) or xen (fedora - fedora's rpm more
closely match what xensource offers) - these provide hvmloader and qemu-dm.
When I first setup my winxp pro hvm guest with virt-manger on fc7, xen 3.1.0,
the performance was abysmal. When I started optimizing the the xml config,
and converting to a python config, with ioemu drivers, the performance became
acceptable. Network throughput is about half of native, disk i/o is about 5
times slower (instead of 50), and I can actually play music videos with no
jerkiness (at least WMP and Quicktime - Realplay is still a problem).
Of course, you still get the Windows PV Tools with the free XenExpress, though
some in this thread found the sata & scsi drivers a problem. When I get the
chance, I'll see if I can just enable video and network drivers in my config.
I suspect that I'll need to use a copy of my winxp image file, since the PV
tools involve installing drivers on your guest's disk image. Any body been
down this road already?
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