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    Default Opensuse 12.1 & XEN Virtualization PLEASE HELP!!!

    All right this can't be that difficult. All I am trying to do is get the Xen working the right way and create a OpenSuse as Virtual Machine in OpenSuse 12.1

    One thing to keep in mind, I have OpenSuse 12.1 with No X support (text only). In this, I have to create a OpenSuse VM with Xen, then other OSs also with Xen.

    Is there a tutorial that I can fallow for Text Only OpenSuse??? I have been having so many issues over the last week. I have to get some help here. Please guys.

    I am super organized and for all the tasks that I finish I always write a great Documentation file. I promise to share it on the forum. I just have to create one VM thats all.

    Thank you in advance....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnyahoo View Post
    All right this can't be that difficult. All I am trying to do is get the Xen working the right way and create a OpenSuse as Virtual Machine in OpenSuse 12.1

    One thing to keep in mind, I have OpenSuse 12.1 with No X support (text only). In this, I have to create a OpenSuse VM with Xen, then other OSs also with Xen.

    Is there a tutorial that I can fallow for Text Only OpenSuse??? I have been having so many issues over the last week. I have to get some help here. Please guys.

    I am super organized and for all the tasks that I finish I always write a great Documentation file. I promise to share it on the forum. I just have to create one VM thats all.

    Thank you in advance....
    To use Xen, there are several steps to perform.



    Check out their Web Site here: Welcome to xen.org, home of the Xen

    Read Through their Documentation Here: Documentation Support

    If you are ready to continue and install Xen into openSUSE 12.1 64 bit then do the following:

    1) YaST / Virtualization / Install Hypervisor & Tools then select Xen
    2) YaST will then install the following applications: libvirt, libvert-python, xen-libs, xen, xen-tools, kernel-xen, virt-manager, virt-viewer
    3) Allow the installer to configure a Network Bridge when requested.
    4) Reboot your PC when all files are installed
    5) Press F5 and select System V (Do not use systemd with Xen at this Time)
    6) Select Xen in the openSUSE 12.1 Grub menu and Press Enter
    7) Log in as root to CLI. Run virsh or virt-manager or virt-viewer from terminal

    At present, openSUSE 12.1 only supports 64 bit Xen. The management of Xen is totally from a terminal prompt. Refer back to the Xen Documentation for all other questions.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.1 & XEN Virtualization PLEASE HELP!!!

    But the problem is, Virtualization doesnt exist in Yast by default in 12.1???? How do you bring Virtualization menu there in Yast.

    Only if I install DomU-tools from Yast, then Virtualization is visible in Yast, but then DomU-tools creates all bunch of dependency problems which messes up the whole thing...

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.1 & XEN Virtualization PLEASE HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fnyahoo View Post
    But the problem is, Virtualization doesnt exist in Yast by default in 12.1???? How do you bring Virtualization menu there in Yast.

    Only if I install DomU-tools from Yast, then Virtualization is visible in Yast, but then DomU-tools creates all bunch of dependency problems which messes up the whole thing...
    Xen is Xen and driven by the Xen group, not openSUSE. We have examples of other VM programs like VirtualBox, each with their own instructions. If you need added features to openSUSE, consider making a request to openFATE: https://features.opensuse.org/

    Thank You,
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    Software efficiency halves every 18 months, thus compensating for Moore's Law

    Its James again from Austin, Texas

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.1 & XEN Virtualization PLEASE HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fnyahoo View Post
    But the problem is, Virtualization doesnt exist in Yast by default in 12.1???? How do you bring Virtualization menu there in Yast.

    Only if I install DomU-tools from Yast, then Virtualization is visible in Yast, but then DomU-tools creates all bunch of dependency problems which messes up the whole thing...
    IMHO if You really want to stick with Xen use XenServer by Citrix.
    Citrix Systems
    It's free to use with the basic licence (which really allows You to do a lot) and hypervisor feels sort of like a cut down version of RedHat. And there is XenCenter (Windows only unfortunately) to easily manage it.
    If not stick with VirtualBox, KVM or VMware.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Thank you very much for your advise. I am giving up from Xen with OpenSuse(with no X support) it just doesnt work. it has dependency problems, library problems, bugs, graphics issue. it is just insane. I dont think anybody has ever got it working. I have been searching the web all week.

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.1 & XEN Virtualization PLEASE HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fnyahoo View Post
    Thank you very much for your advise. I am giving up from Xen with OpenSuse(with no X support) it just doesnt work. it has dependency problems, library problems, bugs, graphics issue. it is just insane. I dont think anybody has ever got it working. I have been searching the web all week.
    XenServer has got no X support as well At least in version 5.6 and previous but the XenCenter is great. I've also found Xen on openSUSE unusable.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    thank you glistwan. I learned the hard way that xen and suse just wont work. i ll fallow ur advise. thank you...

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.1 & XEN Virtualization PLEASE HELP!!!

    Have a look at the posting "Cannot get XEN (or KVM) to bootup - OpenSuse 12.1 64 bits - Pt. 2" in this forum. There are problems here.

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.1 & XEN Virtualization PLEASE HELP!!!

    I have it running on opensuse 11.4. Don´t use 12.1 ... I installed it on 3 different machines and went back to 11.4 after a few days. I´m using suse since 8.0 and 12.1 is so buggy, that it could be the worst version of opensuse ever.
    If you use opensuse 11.4 you have to install xen-tools (not domU-tools ... they are for the domUs) and yast2-vm. And of course kernel-xen and xen. Other dependencies will be solved by yast.

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