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Re: [Xen-API] FreeBSD on XenCloud

On Thursday 24 May 2012 11:43:49 Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> On 24 May 2012, at 09:49, Mike McClurg wrote:
> > On 22/05/12 15:09, Egoitz Aurrekoetxea Aurre wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> 
> >> Just for confirming it… I have been taking a look at XenServerTools and
> >> the script's code and so… and after looking how Xen works with FreeBSD
> >> (which seems to be pretty happy with XENHVM 64 bit kernel just it
> >> unless in Xen4)… I have determined that basically the XenCloud and
> >> XenServer should have something to block the machine movement, snapshot
> >> and this kind of features basically from Xen… because for example the
> >> machine suspend/resume works out of the box with the XENHVM kernel and
> >> a Xen 4 host kernel. Perhaps can be an XML in where you have a variable
> >> or whatever, wherever that allows or blocks to Xen API (Xencenter)
> >> doing this kind of features?. I got of course xenstore-* working
> >> apparently fine in FreeBSD domU.
> >> 
> >> Could anyone please give me an idea??.
> > 
> > If FreeBSD can run as a PV guest on plain Xen, then it should be able to
> > run as a PV guest on XCP. You'll have to install it as an HVM guest, and
> > then convert it to PV as follows:
> > 
> > # xe vm-param-set uuid=$vm HVM-boot-policy=
> > # xe vm-param-set uuid=$vm PV-bootloader=pygrub
> > 
> > And you'll have to make sure that the FreeBSD VM loads all the
> > appropriate Xen drivers. I haven't tried this yet myself with FreeBSD.
> The XENHVM 64-bit FreeBSD is an HVM guest with PV drivers, so these steps
> would prevent it from booting.
> I think he's just looking for the xe guest utilities to write the
> appropriate key into xenstore (although I'm not sure as I couldn't fully
> parse the e-mail).

I've packaged xs-tools for NexentaStor today, works perfect. I've no 
experiences with FreeBSD, and I've no FreeBSD handy, but I think I can assist 
you. Can you give me ssh access to a FreeBSD vm?


> -anil
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