[Xen-users] VT 64bit kernel with >4Gb RAM
I have the lucky task to setup a Xen system.
my plateform is a dell 2950 with 16Gb of RAM.
I got as far as setting up debian sarge and xen following
and overcoming some specific difficulties
But, my concern now, while I'm struglling to setup my 1rst VM, is that I
don't see all the RAM.
Still I 'm using both dual cores as cat /proc/cpuinfo lists 4 processors
>From my understanding, if I had a 64bit kernel I'd see them (pae beeing
only for 32bit systems, right ?)
And I'm guessing if I want to VMise 64bit OSes, I'll need it.
Is there a debian prepackaged kernel that'd do the trick, or do I have
to compile my own ?
In the afirmative, what patch should I apply and where is that friendly
64bit option ?
Is there something else I'm missing ?
# uname -r
2.6.16-1-xen-686 (the one from "deb
http://www.backports.org/debian/ sarge-backports main")
# cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 451584 kB that should be 16000000+ kB
# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5150 @ 2.66GHz
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 2660.088
cache size : 4096 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36
clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc pni
monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips : 5327.57
(.... 4 times : # 0 to 3)
PS : if I can't have it all by thursday, my boss'll end-up buying GSX
BTW , is it conceivable to run ESX and/or GSX as a VMs on XEN ? (kindda
russian dolls concept)
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