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Re: [Xen-API] pypxeboot (or similar) under XCP 1.6 - xenpvnetboot

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  • From: Alexandre Kouznetsov <alk@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:12:03 -0500
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:12:21 +0000
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By causality I found a reference to "xenpvnetboot", which seems to solve my problem and is supported since a year ago, in Xen 4.2.


It's mentioned on http://www.linux.org.ru/news/opensource/8240913 (russian), but not on http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2012/09/17/xen-4-2-0-released/ .

Debian package search engiene says it's included in xen-utils-4.2 under Sid:

By chance, does it works somehow under XCP or XenServer? I found no reference documentation yet.


El 04/07/13 14:02, Alexandre Kouznetsov escribió:

Is there a reasonable clean way to get a PV domain to boot using
existing PXE infrastructure instead of a regular VBD? Would be great to
have it working "off the shelf", but if not, after a minimally invasive

All the reference I have found about the subject suggests using
pypxegrub, but only the usage with a regular Xen is described.

"xe vm-param-list" tells me about "PV-bootloader", usually set to
"pygrub" on PV guests. Is it a keyword, or the actual name of executable
file to run and may be anything within PATH? In that case, maybe I can
manually install pypxeboot to my XCP or XenServer host and archive my goal.

Have anybody done that already?
Is there a known cleaner way?

Thank you.

Alexandre Kouznetsov
Systems Officer
Ondore, S.A. de C.V.
Tel. +52(55) 5559-0090
E-mail alk@xxxxxxxxxx

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