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Re: [Xen-API] XAPI create PV (para-virtualized) Ubuntu guest 14.04


PV means your guest "knows" it is virtualized, because its kernel
itself is modified to talk directly to Xen [0]. It doesn't mean
minimal filesystem occupation. However, if you want to have minimal
footprint on your guest, you can rely on Ubuntu server installation
[1] (likewise to the Debian netinstall without selecting any extra
packages), or use minimalist distro.

The other alternative is to use unikernel OS, like Mirage [2].

[0]: http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Paravirtualization_%28PV%29
[1]: http://www.ubuntu.com/server
[2]: http://www.openmirage.org/


XO Team

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 2:17 AM, Dawid Kowalski <dkadds2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Could any of you point me to how to create PV guest with minimal filesystem
> consumption?
> I've update template for Ubuntu 14.04 following
> http://www.mikeslab.net/?p=222
> But I have no idea how to create PV system from CLI.
> I've created VM using Xen Orchestra and it seems to be PV system based on
> parameters however XO forced me to use ISO image or URL. I've chosen ISO but
> while it still installs it took already 1.4GB of disk space for minimal
> installation.
> Is this the way it should be or there is some minimalistic approach?
> Thanks,
> Dawid
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