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Re: [Xen-users] Xen, HVM guest won't start without VNC=1

To: "Norton, Jerry" <jnorton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen, HVM guest won't start without VNC=1
From: Igor Chubin <igor@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 08:47:47 +0200
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On Mi, Dez 19, 2007 at 05:45:10 -0500, Norton, Jerry wrote:
> Hi all.  I have a scenario that I've tried searching for but I'm a
> little unsure of what to be looking for in the first place.
> I have a guest domU that was setup using HVM and installed straight from
> CD.  The host and guest both happen to be Debian since I'm trying to do
> a proof of concept that I can install other guest OS's.  I thought I'd
> start simple and install the same OS but from scratch, so to speak.
> The issue I have is that I can start the guest domU and connect using
> VNC, networking, ssh, etc are all working correctly.  However, since I
> only want to use the VNC display when SSH isn't available, I disabled it
> in my config file.  When I do that, the guest domain never starts up.
> It shows up in an xm list but has not CPU and no state.
> So to summarize, my guest domain is only starting up when I have 'vnc=1'
> enabled in the config file. Any help on how to get it to start without
> using VNC?

As far as I understand one of the options (either vnc, or sdl)
should be enabled. Otherwise domain will not work.

What bad if you bound VNC to local interface?

> Here's my config file
> ***
> kernel = '/usr/lib/xen-3.0.3-1/boot/hvmloader'
> builder = 'hvm'
> device_model='/usr/lib/xen-3.0.3-1/bin/qemu-dm' 
> memory = '256' 
> disk = [
> 'phy:/dev/xendisks/base_deb,ioemu:hda,w','phy:/dev/cdrom,hdc:cdrom,r' ]
> name = base_deb'
> vif = ['type=ioemu,bridge=xenbr0,mac=00:19:c0:a8:01:c9']
> boot='c'
> vnc=1 
> vncviewer=0
> vncunused=0
> vncdisplay=2 
> vnclisten='' 
> serial='pty'
> ***
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WBR, i.m.chubin

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