I download source and custom compile only
so I can match the HW drivers. Dell's are pretty picky when it comes to
getting the drivers right. Also, you will need to make a custom initrd
for the xen kernel. Make sure the modprobe.conf file is updated for the
megaraid driver and when you run mkinitrd, specify the xen kernel literally.
From: Luis Raddatz L.
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006
To: Max E Baro
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Dell
PowerEdge + XEN
What method you use to
Download tarball and
Download the sources and
compile the files ?
Use yum install
[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] En nombre de Max E Baro
Enviado el: Jueves, 14 de
Septiembre de 2006 13:56
Asunto: [Xen-users] Dell PowerEdge
I used RedHat ES 4 Update 3, 64-bit version to host my XEN
machine. Unfortunately I had to take that machine apart and don't have
XEN on it anymore, so I won't be able to supply many details.
I was able to start the VM's with both VNC and SDL.
SDL did not work very well, so I set VNC and did not autostart VNC
viewer. I mostly connected to the VM using Remote Desktop installed by
Before VNC would work though, I had to get a VNC server
running in dom0 first. I think the server creates some files necessary
for a connection that the XEN startup does not create. After being able
to VNC into localhost I was able to VNC into the VM.
I had to disable USB ports on all my dell servers running
linux because of IRQ contention. I also included 'noirqbalance' as a
kernel argument for dom0.
For networking, I used brighe with the default settings and
it worked. I needed to test a routing configuration without bridging and
was able to make it work. I started xen with network-route and
vif-route. To connect to the HVM domU's I had to assign an IP address to
the TUN interface created with the domU. The configuration files had no
way of identifying which TUN interface goes with a domU so I had to assign the
I ran WinXP as a workstation in a domU and everything worked
perfectly except for my dual-monitors and I had no sound.
Hope this helps...good luck.
Technical Support Supervisor
FACTS Services, Inc.
(305) 284 - 7440
Re: [Xen-users] DELL PowerEdge 2850 - no CPU vme
supportFrom: Luis Raddatz L. [luis.raddatz@xxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 12:55 PM
To: Max E Baro
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] DELL PowerEdge 2850 - no CPU vme support
Hi Max, sorry for the direct mail.
I have some problems with my Dell PE2950 and I want to know
your experience, with your virtualization.
What OS are you using ? 32 or 64 bits ?
I'm using RedHat 64 bits and I can't use vnc option. Have