[CentOS-virt] CentOS 6 Xen 4.4.1 packages available on virt6-testing

Tue Jan 6 14:54:46 UTC 2015
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/15/2014 12:24 PM, George Dunlap wrote:
> At long last, I've got some beta CentOS 6 4.4.1 packages up on the CBS.
> Major updates include:
> * Update to Xen 4.4.1. Also includes all XSAs through 114
> * Update to latest blktap 2.5
> * Updated libvirt packages (1.2.10), which work well with libxl
> To use, add the following to a file in /etc/yum.repos.d:
> [virt-testing]
> name=CentOS-$releasever - virt-testing
> baseurl=http://cbs.centos.org/repos/virt6-testing/$basearch/os/
> gpgcheck=0
> enabled=1
> Notes:
> * git repo with all the changes to xen can be found here:
>  https://github.com/gwd/sig-virt-xen out/virt6/update-4.4.1-4
> * The signing infrastructure is not in place, so the binaries are not signed.
> * xend is now disabled by default.  You can enable it by running
> chkconfig.  xend has been removed from the tree entirely in Xen 4.5,
> so this should (hopefully) serve as a "wake-up-call" for people to
> begin the transition over to xend.
> * A lot have things have changed -- please to test this so we can get
> a good idea what may have broken.
>  -George


I don't mind if xend is on or off, but the virt-manager (virt-install,
etc.) that is included with the current xen4 tree will not work at all
with libxl.

We therefore do not have a GUI front end that can do libxl at this time.

I might suggest leaving xend on for 4.4.x and we stabilize on 4.4.x on
the production branch, and then start a testing branch that will be 4.5
(or newer) with a newer libvirt, virt-manager, qemu, etc.

I thought maybe a new kernel as well, but based on this:


It seems 3.10.x (at Sept 2016) is the best LTS kernel for support purposes.

Johnny Hughes

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