On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 11:37 -0700, Brian Krusic wrote:
In the older format using Xen 3.0.3 (domains created via xm), I
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
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.
I've read through this thread. Is there a consensus here? When I first
started on xen it used the files in /etc/xen/vm for configs, and to
autostart on boot you would put a softlink under /etc/xen/auto.
With newer versions (I'm on 3.2.x) I'm using xenstore, but I don't
1) I create a new domU with virt-manager
2) I then shutdown the domU
3) save a conf of the domU: xm list -l [domU name] > [domU name].conf
4) edit this conf file for the start and stop lines
5) remove the domU from virt-manager
6) reinstall it with: xm new -F [domU name].conf
I really don't like this process at all and it doesn't work 100% of
time for setting a domU to auto start. Plus, with it set this way I
can't restart xend without hosing the running domUs. I think if I
the stop to ignore it would help. Drawback is I'd have to manually
shutdown all the domU's before restarting the server.
Right now I have memory issues on two of my servers. I need to reboot
both servers, which affects roughly 20 domU's, both linux pv's and
windows hvm's. I don't know for sure, but it seems that restarting
might fix the problem for me.
It was much nicer when it was a simple soft link in auto to the config
in vm. From this thread it sounds like you can still do this? Does
mean no more virt-manager?
Should I be doing this a different way?
ps- sorry this got so long....
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