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  • in reply to: Instal Zeroshel in Xencenter #52579
    dialsc
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    I would like to bring this up one more time. Although installing ZeroShell under XenServer works as described in the howto it has considerable draw backs because it then runs as a HVM guest.

    In order to gain benefit of the full power Xen overs ZeroShell should be run as a PV guest and therefore it would need a PV-enabled kernel as well as PV drivers.

    From my honest perspective this is something that really should be considered to become part of the product. Maybe providing a dedicated kernel as the one for 64bit environments? We’ve got the century of NaaS (Network as a Service) and being able to run machines and well known network related hardware (switches, routers, …) as virtualized appliances has gone far behind just being an idea but more and more what’s being done out there.

    Well, these are just my two cents on this… 😉

    Greez,

    Dirk

    in reply to: NICs are only in 100Mb/s mode #53734
    dialsc
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    Okay, that was actually a very good hint. I was able to find a way to change the emulated NIC type to e1000 instead of the RTL one. Unfortunately this has to be done by somehow hacking the XenServer installation like described here: http://www.netservers.co.uk/articles/open-source-howtos/citrix_e1000_gigabit

    To be honest, although this approach works, it is not what I would consider to be the final solution. This “hack” applies to all guest machines without native XEN support.

    Do you see any possibility to make the ZeroShell kernel include the needed XEN related stuff in order to get it working the way it is supposed to do? Even much cooler would be if those xen-tools could be installed as well… 😉

    Thx n greez,

    Dirk

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