[CentOS-virt] CentOS 6 VM image for paravirtualizaton on CentOS Xen server

Mon Mar 16 08:02:53 UTC 2015
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 03/16/2015 08:58 AM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 07:52:42PM -0700, Sarah Newman wrote:
>>> I'd really prefer to work from 'virsh' than from hand-writing xl
>>> configuration files.When I last did this sort of thing, I worked from
>>> a PXE environment that I controlled and could reserve DHCP settings
>>> based on MAC addresses, and tune PXE to boot from disk by default but
>>> allow users to select a clean re-install of the operating system they
>>> wanted.
>> virt-install with --location maybe? Never tried it but it looks like what you want.
>> http://linux.die.net/man/1/virt-install
> Yeah you can use virt-install on CentOS 5 Xen host to install CentOS 6 PV domUs,
> I do that often, an example for GUI installation:
> virt-install -d -n vmname -r 1024 --vcpus=2 -f /dev/vg01/vmname_disk0 -b virbr0 --vnc -p -l "http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/centos.org/6.5/os/x86_64"
> (you need to have virt-viewer installed, that'll be used to display the VNC GUI console).
> -- Pasi

Quote from an actual installation:

[root at xenh4 ~]# history| grep virt
virt-install  -n dhcpdns -p -r 1024 --os-type=linux --vnc -f 
/var/lib/xen/images/dhcpdns -s 2 -l -x 

[root at xenh4 ~]# uname -a
Linux xenh4 2.6.18-400.1.1.el5xen #1 SMP Thu Dec 18 02:18:37 EST 2014 
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

is quite close to the above mentioned ks-minimalC6-xen.cfg ( actually 
both are descendants of the same template of mine )