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Re: [Xen-API] XCP 1.1 DDK for OVS Build

Great news on the 1.5 beta!

I was able to hobble together an XCP 1.1 DDK VM based on the 5.6 SP2 DDK VM image. Updating that VM to use the XCP 1.1 kernel wasn't too difficult and once I got that completed recompiling OVS was easy. What was worse was finding out that you guys bundled the OVS kernel module into the kernel RPM itself. So to get OVS 1.3 installed I had to rip out the OVS code from the XCP 1.1 kernel. The nice thing is that I now have an XCP 1.1 DDK VM that can be used to update the kernel, drivers, etc. And I also have the ability to easily update OVS if needed, now that it's kernel module component is built as a separate RPM.

If anyone else wants to run newer OVS code shoot me an email I'm happy to share the path I used, or RPMs themselves.

So far everything seems to be working great with XCP 1.1 and OVS 1.3.


On Thu, 26 Jan 2012, Jonathan Ludlam wrote:

Agreed, the lack of a DDK does suck.

It's possible we might be able to sort out one for XCP 1.5, and likely that the 
XCP after 1.5 will share a DDK with XenServer.

Incidentally on the 1.5 front, we should have a beta by the end of the week, if 
all goes well.


On 23 Jan 2012, at 16:18, <brooks@xxxxxxxxxxx> <brooks@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I need to build/install a newer version of OVS and the instructions:


indicate the use the DDK VM to make that happen.  I scoured the mailing
lists, wiki, and docs and can't find any reference to the DDK for XCP 1.1.

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Xole <xo...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I can't be the only one waiting for the DDK, is there any information
regarding its release?

Todd answered:
For now you can use the XenServer 5.6 FP 1 ddk.

We are working on the XCP 1.0 DDK.


Does this hold true for XCP 1.1, with the difference being that we should
use the 5.6 FP2 DDK from:


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