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Re: [Xen-users] Emulex OneConnect Virtualization

  • To: Alexandre Kouznetsov <alk@xxxxxxxxxx>, "xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Zary Matej <matej.zary@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:15:44 +0200
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Emulex OneConnect Virtualization

>From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>Behalf Of Alexandre Kouznetsov [alk@xxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: 18 October 2012 18:18
>To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Emulex OneConnect Virtualization
>> From: Deepak [ushouldmailme@xxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: 18 October 2012 15:51
>> To: Zary Matej
>> Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Emulex OneConnect Virtualization
>> I have installed xen-kernel. Am using RHEL 5.8 64-bit. I have created the 
>> guests
>> [RHEL 5.8 too] on the host RHEL 5.8. But the guests don't seem to be getting 
>> on to
>> the network. I am unable to ping even the host or the gateway. When I 
>> checked, I
>> read that the network cards Emulex OneConnect 1G do not support vNIC. Hence, 
>> does
>> anyone else have any more info on how can I get this working?
>> Kernel Installed: 2.6.18-308.el5xen #1 SMP
>Do not touch the guest system yet.
>Can your Dom0 system see the NIC? Never worked with that stuff before,
>but from that I learned, your super duper OneConnect NIC might be
>presenting each vNIC as a separate Ethernet interface to the host
>system. Ask "ifconfig -a", see if your vNICs are there. If yes, treat
>them just as regular NIC's: build bridges, attach DomU's interfaces to them.
>Until you see your Ethernet device(s) within Dom0, you may safely
>consider them "not supported" for practical usage with Xen. Maybe it
>could work with a more recent kernel? 2.6.18 is a patriarch, and your
>card seems to be quite new.

Emulex has offical drivers for RHEL 5.8/5.7/5.6 on their webpage. It's 
supported OS from Emulex and IBM, so my bet is, it should work like charm once 
properly installed and configured. :)

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