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RE: [Xen-users] PV drivers for Windows

  • To: "Igor Chubin" <igor@xxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 11:38:29 +0200
  • Delivery-date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 02:37:31 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AceJby7rtAUEiA2uRiuQGRA00bx7YABm4oog
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] PV drivers for Windows

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Igor Chubin
> Sent: 28 April 2007 09:28
> To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-users] PV drivers for Windows
> Hello all,
> Please tell about (or say point where I can read about)
> paravirtualized drivers.
> Is there any paravrtualized driver I can use 
> in a Windows VM running in HVM mode on a host 
> with plain Xen (not XenEnteprise)?

As far as I'm aware, the XenExpress (i.e. "free" version of
XenEnterprise) has PV Windows drivers included, and from what I
understand, as long as you have a close-enough [don't ask me to define
close-enough!] version of Xen to the version that XenExpress is built on
top of, you should (from a technical standpoint - see below) be able to
use the drivers. 

I believe Novell has some drivers too. 

I haven't used either version of drivers. 
> And what is the license for the drivers?

I'm not sure exactly what the license says, but XenExpress would have a
license agreement, which I believe is limited on the number of guests
per machine. I'm not entirely sure what that gives if you're not
actually using anything but the drivers supplied within XenExpress
[there was a discussion before on how to actually get those drivers into
a Windows installed some time back - try a search on XenExpress, Windows
PV drivers or some such, and you shouldn't be far off]. 

> Thank you
> -- 
> WBR, i.m.chubin
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