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

Tue Mar 10 03:33:00 UTC 2015
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 2:01 PM, George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 9:49 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> What's awkward about it?  When I've passed "serial=pty" in the HVM
> config file and run "xl console", everything seems to work pretty well
> for me.

And playing with the grub settings. And making sure that the installer
correctly handles serial access, which tends to confuse the heck out
of anaconda, and has only gotten worse with the pointlessly and
insistently graphical installers in CentOS 7.

I'm not blaming the CentOS team, this came from Fedora upstream to RHEL.