[CentOS-virt] fully virt Xen DomU network question

Coert Waagmeester lgroups at waagmeester.co.za
Mon Jun 29 10:30:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 10:27 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 06/29/2009 07:59 AM, Coert Waagmeester wrote:
> >> That's not on the dom0 side, but directly in the w2k3 domU .. : you'll
> >> get *bad* performances (at IO and network level) if the xenpv drivers
> >> for Windows aren't installed .. Unfortunately you will not be able to
> >> find them for CentOS. (While Upstream have them of course)
> > I see on google that no one really knows when they will make xenpv
> > available in CentOS....
> well, how did you reach that conclusion ? Essentially, you get your 
> credit card out and pay Citrix for the drivers. Considering they use 
> CentOS within their development / testing process I am quite sure they 
> have the right stuff required for the Windows DomU hosted on CentOS Dom0
> - KB

I will definitely look at such an option, but I do not want to go custom
with my CentOS implementation, and I am only going to use the windows
2k3 domU as domain controller and print server, so if it does not
negatively impact speed of other PV domUs then I can live with 100Mbps
and slower I/O

But I am definitely keeping a lookout for when xenpv comes out for


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