[CentOS-virt] CentOS 7 Xen 4.6-rc2+ packages available for in virt7-xen-46-testing

Wed Sep 9 13:47:31 UTC 2015
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

OK, last but not least -- Xen 4.6-rc2 packages available for CentOS 7!

The Xen continuous testing infrastructure has improved dramatically
over the last few years, so rc2 should already be quite stable.

Please test.  In particular the most recent build moves packages over
from using the chkconfig compat layer to using the properly integrated
systemd scripts.

As usual:

rpm -ivh http://cbs.centos.org/repos/virt7-xen-46-testing/x86_64/os/Packages/centos-release-xen-7-6.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.

libvirt packages have not been built yet.

Please report any problems or feedback to this list.