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

Mon Sep 21 08:10:06 UTC 2015
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>


On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 02:24:15PM +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> 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.

I'm currently in the process of testing these latest Xen 4.4.3 rpms on centos7.
> 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

That link seems broken.. this one works:

> 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.
> Please report any problems or feedback to this list.
>  -George


-- Pasi