[CentOS-virt] CentOS 7 Xen 4.4.3 packages available for in virt7-xen-44-testing

Wed Sep 9 13:24:15 UTC 2015
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

Updated Xen 4.4.3 packages have passed my local smoke tests, and are
now available.

Full C7 release is still waiting on suitable testing for the libvirt packages.

If someone wants to step up to give the libvirt packages a decent
smoke test, that will speed the C7 release process significantly.
Otherwise it will have to wait until I get a chance to write some
automated smoke tests.

In the mean time, here's how to install the core Xen packages:

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

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.

Please report any problems or feedback to this list.