[CentOS-virt] What do you use to provision domU's?
johnny at centos.org
Tue Dec 3 23:56:17 UTC 2013
On 12/03/2013 05:41 PM, Dusty Mabe wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> You can also use Xen XM tools with the default install ... OR ... if you
>> do not plan on using libvirt at all, you can setup and use Xen XL tools
>> (if using libvirt, you have to use xend and Xen XM):
> IIRC I have used libvirt with the libxl driver (no xend running) and
> it seemed to work fine (although I was just learning and not really
> using it in production). Is there a reason you say you have to use
> xend rather than libxl with libvirt?
Yes, there are (or at least were in xen-4.2.2, kernel-3.4.x, and
libvirt-0.10.2.4 when we did extensive testing) some issues creating VMs
using xenlight (XL) with the xen4centos libvirt.
We have done many updates since then (much newer libvirt (0.10.2.8) and
also 4.2.3 xen and even a newer kernel (3.10.x)) ... so it XL might work
better now than it did initially.
I would be glad to hear reports from others who have tested XL with the
You can not swap xen types on a dom0 ... SO ... do not break you
production machines trying to go from XM to XL and vice-versa :)
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