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Re: [Xen-users] Boot XCP from USB Stick - Anybody already did it - How might this be done ?

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  • From: Alexandre Kouznetsov <alk@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:07:06 -0600
  • Delivery-date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:08:53 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>


El 26/01/13 10:23, Andreas Balg escribió:
So far I've been able to find some industrial grade USB-Sticks of
4Gb/8Gb that are specified to operate at temperatures up to 85°C (inside
a blade server) and are built using SLC-flash. Those are specified at
MTBF of 5.000.000 hours of operation without the usual wear of flash
cells - even at high I/O rates. So this should easily be very good for
reliable dom0 operation. DomUs are planned to be kept on FC-SAN - But I
absolutely do not want to boot from there
Could you share the brand/model?
Kingston USB thumbs I have used started to behave weired after some months of operation, so I dropped that setup.

Anybody been able to compile usb-drivers for the installer or a kernel
with built in drivers for USB or create a bootable image to be copied
directly to a stick?
Yes, it's not a big deal. I have don it with XCP 1.1 and 1.5, surely the setup of 1.6 would be similar.

Check this last year's thread. There I provide the links to the reference I used:

Alexandre Kouznetsov

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