[CentOS-virt] Beta CentOS 7 Xen packages available

Thu Jun 18 08:08:00 UTC 2015
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 03:24:45PM +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> At long last, I'd like to announce beta packages for CentOS 7,
> available from the community build system.
> Start by installing the centos-release-xen:
> rpm -ivh http://cbs.centos.org/repos/virt7-xen-44-testing/x86_64/os/Packages/centos-release-xen-7-3.el7.x86_64.rpm
> This will set up yum repositories for both the eventual release
> repositories (enabled by default), and the community build system
> repositories (disabled by default).
> At the moment, all packages will be stored in the virt-xen-44-testing
> repository.  You can either enable this by default by editing
> /etc/yum.repos.d/VirtSIG-Xen.repo, or by adding
> "--enablerepo=virt-xen-44-testing".
> If you want, you can edit defaults /etc/sysconfig/xen-kernel
> Next, run 'yum update' to get the new kernel:
> yum --enablerepo=virt-xen-44-testing update kernel
> Now install xen:
> yum --enablerepo=virt-xen-44-testing install xen
> This should grab both xen and the updated kernel package.  It should
> also automatically:
> * Add default commandline parameters for Xen and Linux when booting under Xen
> * Arrange for xen to come up first in the grub
> * Set the default boot entry to Xen.
> That's it!  Reboot and you should be good to go.
> Libvirt packages aren't available yet but should be on the way soon
> (I'll announce them here.)
> Please report any problems or feedback to this list.

Good stuff! I'll test these packages soon.

Thanks a lot.

-- Pasi

>  -George