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Re: [Xen-users] paravirtualization on linux domU

To: Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] paravirtualization on linux domU
From: Alberto Asuero Arroyo <albertoasuero@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 12:54:43 +0200
Cc: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Thanks for the replies!

>> What is the best option?why?

>Depends on your needs and preference. For RHEL-based distros, the
>recommended way is to use virt-install using http mirror. For
>Debian/Ubuntu-based, I prefer to use debootstrap plus manual

May you point out what method produces the highest performance for a dom U??  PV domU or HVM domU??


On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I will try to come up with something - I've been using the GUI tools so long that I haven't had a need to do the manual method of installation in quite some time.  I also have been using HTTP-based install sources for a while now, so it's been a while since I tried a CD/DVD/ISO.  Maybe I spoke to quickly :-)...but I'll see if I can write something up.


>>> On 2009/08/31 at 20:25, "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Nick Couchman<Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Actually, the three Linux distributions that I deal with on a regular basis
> - CentOS 5, OpenSuSE 10.3/11.1, and SLES10 - do have -xen kernels included
> on the CD/DVD distribution media.

Good to know then :)

> Now, it still takes a little bit of work
> to get that kernel to boot correctly for a PV domU installation, but it does
> work.  The virt-install graphical management tool will look for the -xen
> kernel RPM on install media like CD/DVD and extract and boot it in order to
> kick off the install.  If you're using the command line, though, you'll have
> to accomplish this by hand.

Can you point to a howto on this?


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