[CentOS-virt] Upgrading Xen 3 on SL 5 server with CentOS 5 and SL 5

Mon Feb 23 21:49:41 UTC 2015
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 10:07:54AM -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> Sorry about the accidental bulky quoting! Boston public transit is still slow from storms, and I'm using my phone right now.
>> Also, has Xen console access gotten any better for fully virtualized guests? I've just been forcibly reminded how awkward it was to access the Linux installation screens to manipulate kickstart setups.
> I haven't had problems accessing the graphical console of PV or HVM guests. I'm usually using virt-viewer to use the VNC console.
> -- Pasi

I was referring to the TTY text console, the one that allows
manipulation of boot options. It looks like it's still pretty awkward.

Either way, I'm alive right now with fully virtualized CentOS 6
installations. I'd love to switch them to be paravirtualized for the
performance benefits, especially since I can't do CD based
installations of new hosts on para-virtualized setups, and I don't
have a PXE server running for this setup.