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[Xen-users] config.sxp pain - auto start?

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Subject: [Xen-users] config.sxp pain - auto start?
From: Brian Krusic <brian@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 11:37:25 -0700
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Hi all,

In the older format using Xen 3.0.3 (domains created via xm), I simply created a sym link from /etc/xen/domU config file to /etc/xen/auto.

I am now using virt-install (Xen 3.4.1) which creates the domU config in /var/lib/xend/domains/UUID_#_of_domU/config.sxp.

So I sym link this to a file in /etc/xen/auto/hostname_of_domU and noticed that no auto starting of the domU happens.

I've looked in both my Xen books and only find that /etc/xen/auto is the place to auto start domUs.

Any ideas on how to auto start gracefully while not writing a script in /etc/rc3.d every time a new domU comes on line?

And why are xm create and virt-install so diff in how they approach domU configs? This is confusing.

- Brian

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