Scientific Linux Forum.org



  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Xen on SL6
CRCinAU
 Posted: Jun 9 2011, 11:53 PM
Quote Post


SLF Rookie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 16
Member No.: 246
Joined: 5-June 11









There is a fantastic tutorial that I used to get SL6 running as a Xen Dom0 on my virtualisation system at home:

http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/RHEL6Xen4Tutorial

I managed to get things up and running without any major issues at all. I did learn however that the Dom0 memory requirement is at last 1Gb to build / checkout the kernel - however once built, it all runs perfectly with 512Mb allocated to Dom0 (with no swap!)
PMEmail Poster
^
joutlan
 Posted: Jun 10 2011, 02:06 AM
Quote Post


SLF Founder
********

Group: Admins
Posts: 1185
Member No.: 1
Joined: 8-April 11









QUOTE (CRCinAU @ Jun 9 2011, 07:53 PM)
There is a fantastic tutorial that I used to get SL6 running as a Xen Dom0 on my virtualisation system at home:

http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/RHEL6Xen4Tutorial

I managed to get things up and running without any major issues at all. I did learn however that the Dom0 memory requirement is at last 1Gb to build / checkout the kernel - however once built, it all runs perfectly with 512Mb allocated to Dom0 (with no swap!)


Thanks for sharing and help build the SLF's archives. http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif


--------------------
DΞLL Precision M6700: 17 inch NB//i7-quad w/USB 3.0, 16.0GB, Quadro K5000M 2.0GB DDR3, RGBLED //W8P64/Scientific Linux 6.4 x64
DΞLL Vostro 3350 Nirvana: 13 inch NB w/ IntelSSD// W8Px64 (Work;Games)
Nexus 4 //Android
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteIntegrity Messenger IM
^
CRCinAU
 Posted: Jun 10 2011, 03:15 AM
Quote Post


SLF Rookie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 16
Member No.: 246
Joined: 5-June 11









The one thing I think should be changed in the Xen howto is the following:

QUOTE
[root@el6 x86_64]# mkdir /root/kernel && cd /root/kernel
[root@el6 kernel]# git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jeremy/xen.git linux-2.6-xen
[root@el6 kernel]# cd linux-2.6-xen
[root@el6 linux-2.6-xen]# git checkout -b xen/stable-2.6.32.x origin/xen/stable-2.6.32.x


I believe it would be much better as such:
CODE
[root@el6 x86_64]# mkdir /root/kernel && cd /root/kernel
[root@el6 kernel]# git clone --depth 1 git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jeremy/xen.git linux-2.6-xen
[root@el6 kernel]# cd linux-2.6-xen
[root@el6 linux-2.6-xen]# git checkout -b xen/stable-2.6.32.x origin/xen/stable-2.6.32.x


This will only checkout the latest version (about 100Mb) - and not download the entire history (about 1.2Gb).

Oh, and the entire libvirt part is purely optional. I didn't build libvirt with my installation and all still works well.
PMEmail Poster
^
CRCinAU
 Posted: Mar 28 2013, 08:46 AM
Quote Post


SLF Rookie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 16
Member No.: 246
Joined: 5-June 11









I figure I should update this topic as its been a *LONG* time since I posted this and things have changed quite dramatically since it was first posted.

I now maintain SL6 RPMs for Xen and a Xen capable kernel.

The install guide can be found here:
http://xen.crc.id.au/support/guides/install/

Save yourself a ton of hassle and use the binaries smile.gif
PMEmail Poster
^
redman
 Posted: Mar 28 2013, 11:53 AM
Quote Post


SLF Admin
********

Group: Admins
Posts: 1986
Member No.: 2
Joined: 8-April 11









Thanks for the additional info http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif
Great to see SL prominent on the site laugh.gif


--------------------
What is SL? - Forum Rules - Info on 3rd Party Repos - How to post images - How to post large text / config files

Desktop: ASUS P5QPL-AM, Intel Dual-Core E6500, 4GB DDR2, ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB, SL6.5 x86_64
Laptop: ASUS X58L, Intel Dual-Core T3200, 3GB DDR2, Intel GMA X3100, RHEL7.0 x86_64
Test box: Intel S5000PSL, 2x Intel Xeon E5310, 8GB ECC DDR2 FB-DIMM, ASUS GeForce GT 220 1GB, SL7 BETA x86_64
PMEmail Poster
^
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Topic Options Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll