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[Xen-users] XCP 1.0 beta 38754c -- long install time

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Subject: [Xen-users] XCP 1.0 beta 38754c -- long install time
From: "Joe Linoff" <jlinoff@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 18:08:00 -0800
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Thread-topic: XCP 1.0 beta 38754c -- long install time

Hi Folks:


I downloaded and installed the new XCP 1.0 beta today and observed an installation performance difference between XCP 1.0 beta and XCP 0.5.


In my lab environment I have several hypervisor servers and use PXE/TFTP to do automated remote installs. It was very easy to switch over and everything worked well but the “Installing from Base Pack” phase took much, much longer (~40 minutes compared to about 1 minute for 0.5).


Is this expected? Is there any way to speed it up? Could be the result of a network configuration problem? Is there any way to get more debug output?


Here are the steps I used to re-configure:


1.      Downloaded the iso image and stored it in /opt/tcc/master/http/vms/iso

a.  cd /opt/tcc/master/http/vms/iso

b.  wget http://www.xen.org/files/XenCloud/Software/xcp-1.0-beta/XCP-1.0-base-38754.iso

2.      Mounted it and copied the PXE/TFTP boot files over

a.  umask 0

b.  mkdir –p /mnt/XCP-1.0-base-38754

c.  mount  -o loop XCP-1.0-base-38754.iso /mnt/ XCP-1.0-base-38754

d.  \cp /mnt/XCP-1.0-base-38754/install.img  /opt/tcc/master/tftpboot/xenserver/

e.  \cp /mnt/XCP-1.0-base-38754/boot/vmlinuz /opt/tcc/master/tftpboot/xenserver/

f.  \cp /mnt/XCP-1.0-base-38754/boot/xen.gz  /opt/tcc/master/tftpboot/xenserver/

g.  \rm –rf /opt/tcc/master/http/packages/packages.main

h.  \cp –r /mnt/XCP-1.0-base-38754/packages.main /opt/tcc/master/http/packages/

3.      Made sure that the necessary services were started

a.      service dhcpd restart

b.      service httpd restart

c.      service xinetd restart

4.      Everything else was identical to my 0.5 setup.





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