Xen / KVM Fedora-12 How To Document

M A Young m.a.young at durham.ac.uk
Fri Jul 16 20:01:59 UTC 2010

On Fri, 16 Jul 2010, gene.poole at macys.com wrote:

> Does anyone have any idea where I can locate a 'GOOD' how-to document on
> implementing Xen and/or KVM on a Fedora-12 system?  I'm currently running
> VMware Server 2.0, but I would like to make the move to the open source
> virtualization - if possible.  What I found is somewhat short on the
> networking piece.  It doesn't matter if it's TUI or GUI.

For xen networking you could look at 
http://wiki.xen.org/xenwiki/XenNetworking . The quick guide to xen on 
Fedora is
1) yum install xen xen-hypervisor xen-libs xen-runtime
2) install a xen dom0 kernel eg. from http://myoung.fedorapeople.org/dom0/
3) Create an entry in the /boot/grub/grub.conf along the lines of
title xen
 	root (hd0,0)
 	kernel /xen.gz
 	module /vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=...
 	module /initramfs-

however xen isn't fully supported in Fedora at the moment so you may find 
KVM easier.

 	Michael Young

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