Sunday, February 15, 2009

Solaris Nevada (b106) PV DomU at Xen-Unstable Dom0 with 2.6.29-rc3(rc5) pv_ops enabled kernel on Intel SATA(AHCI)

Attempt to install via pygrub profile as usual:-

[root@ServerXen vm]# losetup -f /etc/xen/isos/snv106.iso
[root@ServerXen vm]# cat
name = 'SolarisPVM'
memory = '1024'
disk = [ 'phy:/dev/loop0,6:cdrom,r', 'phy:/dev/sdb7,0,w' ]
vif = [ 'bridge=eth0' ]
bootloader = '/usr/bin/pygrub'
kernel = '/boot/platform/i86xpv/kernel/amd64/unix'
ramdisk = '/boot/amd64/x86.miniroot'
extra = '/platform/i86xpv/kernel/amd64/unix - nowin -B install_media=cdrom'
[root@ServerXen vm]# xm create -c

Install DomU in DHCP mode. Request takes 5-7 min vs 1-2 min at Xen 3.3.1(2) Dom0.
However , been initiated via remote VNC connection didn't time out.

IP obtained

Proceed with install:-

Switch to runtime profile:-

[root@ServerXen vm]# cat snv106.pyrun
name = 'SolarisPVM'
memory = '1024'
disk = [ 'phy:/dev/sdb7,0,w' ]
vif = [ 'bridge=eth0' ]
[root@ServerXen vm]# xm create -c snv106.pyrun

Getting connected to SNV DomU (Sun Xvnc activated) from remote desktop:-