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Re: [Xen-users] Xen Instalation

Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 10:48:42AM -0300, JOSÉ FORMIGA wrote:
>> Hi.But what have I to install first - Xen or Linux ? Until now I am standing
>> that I CAN install Xen using a .ISO CD/DVD. Then, after, I install a Linux
>> DomU. OK or NOK ? Thanks.
> Usually first you install Linux distribution, that will be used as dom0.
> If that distribution contains Xen hypervisor/tools/dom0-kernel packages,
> then you install them. If not, then you compile from source and install.
> After that you reboot into Xen and then you can start creating VMs (=domUs)
> from dom0.
> -- Pasi
>> 2009/7/31 Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
>>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 10:22:03AM -0300, JOSÉ FORMIGA wrote:
>>>> Hi.Please, I need some help to install a Xen 3 native . How can I do this
>>> ?
>>>> I do not want a Linux in my PC. I need only Xen operating in my PC.
>>> Please,
>>>> some direction. TIA.
>>> Xen hypervisor is not really usable without Domain-0 ("dom0").
>>> Dom0 is usually Linux kernel/distribution, and it's used to control the Xen
>>> hypervisor and provide virtual disks and network access to the
>>> virtual machines (aka guests aka domUs).
>>> So yes, you need Linux aswell, in addition to Xen hypervisor.
>>> Or if you like Opensolaris better than Linux, dom0 support also exists
>>> for Opensolaris. And for NetBSD.
>>> The bottom line is you _need_ dom0.
>>> -- Pasi
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One really easy method is to install the latest version of CentOS and
choose virtualization as part of the install.  A good way to get your
feet wet with XEN.

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