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Latest revision as of 04:25, 26 June 2014
In order to be able to run Freebsd 9.0-RELEASE or newer on XCP you should have a XENHVM kernel and the Xentools installed from the FreeBSD xentools port (/usr/ports/sysutils/xen-tools).
So, for summarizing :
- Build and install HVM kernel.
- Build and install Xentools from ports (/usr/ports/sysutils/xen-tools).
- Build and install Bash shell from ports (/usr/ports/shells/bash).
- untar and place the proper location (as could be deduced) in the tar output the FreeBSD contributed XenserverTools.
x freebsd-xenservertools/ x freebsd-xenservertools/etc/ x freebsd-xenservertools/procfalse/ x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/ x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/local/ x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/sbin/ x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/sbin/escribe-ip-if.sh x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/sbin/escribe-meminfo.sh x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/sbin/xe-daemon x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/sbin/xe-linux-distribution x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/sbin/xe-update-guest-attrs x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/local/etc/ x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ x freebsd-xenservertools/usr/local/etc/rc.d/xe-daemon.sh x freebsd-xenservertools/etc/freebsd-version
- Create /procfalse
- do a ‘uname -r > /etc/freebsd-version’ from you’re shell as root.
- after that, just place files in proper places as seen before.
Finally... after booting the machine (or doing /usr/local/etc/rc.d/xe-daemon.sh start), you would be able to enjoy of the Xen Cloud virtualization possibilities and so, you could see on right clicking on the machine in XenCenter :
that you’re able for example to suspend or migrate de FreeBSD VM.
Available downloads :
- XenServerTools FreeBSD for XCP 1.1.0 MD5:e9638a4d4693d5c411ddcb3e6bd75982
- XenServerTools FreeBSD for XCP 1.5.0 MD5:842d9d43f17b674be86c2f96ce9f79d6
- XenServerTools FreeBSD for XCP 1.6.0 MD5:8f6fb9765de4cfd2e524255d8d4dbfd0
This code is opened under OpenBSD license. I will very happy of answering any kind of doubts of this scripts (data contact below).
I wanted to say I’m very thankful to my company SareNET who has allowed me to examine how could I run FreeBSD in XCP and very thankful too to Dave Scott from Citrix because of the initial ideas for getting this working.
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