[CentOS] xm console -- what should I get?

Fri Jul 16 12:06:42 UTC 2010
Theo Band <theo.band at greenpeak.com>

David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
> If I type "xm console 6", say (when I have a virtual machine 6 running),
> what should I get?
> The documentation seems to indicate that I should get something that
> behaves like a telnet to a serial console.
> What I actually get is a connection that might show me a couple of lines
> of output that do look like they belonged on the console, but doesn't seem
> to accept any input (except that it does exit on the documented escape
> character ^[).
> These virtual systems show as running, and in fact with virt-viewer I can
> get a VNC console to them.
> Dom0 and the guests are Centos 5.5 x64, running on Intel processors with
> modern virtualization support (turned on in the bios, and it looks like
> Xen found it from xm dmesg output).
It works for para-virtualized guests (with xen kernel) not for
fully-virtualized ones.