XenServer 6.2 tools for FreeBSD 9 'Guest'?

Mark Felder feld at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 28 20:19:56 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013, at 10:53, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On 28/08/13 17:31, Karl Pielorz wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > We've got XenServer now running a couple of FreeBSD 9.2-RC2 VM's
> > (running the XENHVM kernel).
> > 
> > Is there any up to date 'xen tools' setup guide or anything anywhere we
> > can look at?
> > 
> > I've seen 'xen-tools' in the ports collection - but once installed it
> > doesn't seem to do a lot. I'm looking to enable things like suspending
> > VM's and migration etc.
> Using the XENHVM kernel should already provide you with everything
> needed for migration (suspension and resume). From a quick look at the
> xen-tools package, it contains utilities to interact with xenstore,
> which you probably don't need.


XenServer and XCP require guest utilities to talk to something in the
hypervisor before they permit you to do migrations. Maybe you could ask
someone at Citrix in the XenServer group to disable that ridiculous
requirement in future releases?

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