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RE: [Xen-users] IBM x445, anyone using it?

On Fri, 16 May 2008 17:51:18 -0500, [STD]Ein wrote:
> As a standalone (not running it in a clustered multi-chassis configuration)
> I can see no reason why it would not be xen compatible, it is simply a 2cpu
> Xeon box.  If you are planning on clustering it, things may change and you
> would be best suited contacting an IBM rep.

The machines I have are all 8-way XEON's. I do not have any clustered or 
extended to 16-way.

Someone was telling me in another thread that these machines are not, might 
not, be Xen compatible machines.

> Nothing to change (in BIOS). You're gonna need much newer hardware if you want
> HVM.  The x445 is pretty old and the processors and BIOS on those
> systems do not support hardware virtualization.

I do have VirtMan running, it see's dom0, 16 VCPU's, 8GB memory.
However, when I try to install a guest, I am not getting anywhere.

I copied a distro to a location on the xen host.
I went through the new virtual server configuration.
The default install path is; /var/lib/xen/images/mynewinstall.img
When I try to install, I keep getting; Invalid install location

I thought I had the right hardware but the Fully Virtualized option isn't 
available, it's grayed out.


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> Sent: May 16, 2008 7:51 AM
> To: xen-users
> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] IBM x445, anyone using it?
> So, there isn't even one person using Xen on this hardware then?
> I've seen to many posts about this machine and Xen when I googled.
> If not Xen, is it compatible with any other Virtualization software then?
> On Thu, 15 May 2008 10:22:12 -0500, isplist@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Anyone using the IBM x445 machine as a xen host?
>> Mike
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