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From Shane Witbeck <>
Subject Re: issues adding an instance from ISO
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:10:08 GMT

Thanks a lot for this information. Is there up to date documentation for CS 4.1 which outlines
the supported OS versions or should I be going by what's listed in the drop down menu on the
"Register ISO" form in the management server?

I'd like to put together a cross-reference list of OS which are supported by XS 6.1 and CS

Thanks again,

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Kirk Kosinski wrote:

> Hi, Shane. CloudStack depends on the hypervisor for OS support. Even
> if there is an OS Type for the OS you want in CloudStack, it doesn't
> mean it will actually work. If there is no OS Type, choosing one
> similar to the OS you want may or may not work. You need to check the
> hypervisor documentation for the supported OSs and the supported
> installation methods for them. For XS 6.1 the relevant guide is here:
> CentOS 5.8, is not supported. It doesn't mean it is impossible to use,
> but it does mean that an ISO installation will likely fail. As a
> workaround you can install CentOS 5.7 and yum update, or you can perform
> a network install of CentOS 5.8 on a standalone XenServer 6.1 host,
> export it as a VHD, and import it as a template to CloudStack.
> Ubuntu 10.04.4 is also not supported. Ubuntu 10.04 is supported but ISO
> installs are not supported. If possible, try Ubuntu 12.04 instead,
> since ISO installs are supported (10.04.2 ISO probably won't work). To
> use Ubuntu 10.04, perform a network install of Ubuntu 10.04 (10.04.4 may
> work) on a standalone XenServer 6.1 host, export it as a VHD, and import
> it as a template to CloudStack.
> If none of these workarounds are acceptable, you can try the "Other
> (32/64-bit)" OS Type and an ISO install for any OS will probably work.
> The downside is that the resulting VM will be in HVM mode rather than PV
> mode and thus have limited hardware support (e.g. single CPU, 100 Mb
> NIC) and poor performance.
> Best regards,
> Kirk
> On 03/14/2013 01:08 PM, Shane Witbeck wrote:
> > I've added several ISOs via management server and I've been attempting to add instances
from these ISO's. Once I complete the process and the instances is started I connect to it
via "View console" to walk through the OS install. A common issue I'm having is that the install
seems to be missing drivers for cd-rom with messages like "no common CD-ROM drive was detected"
in the case of Ubuntu 10.04.4. Another example is CentOS 5.8 which prompts for an install
> > 
> > I'm running a recent 4.1-snapshot of management server and using XenServer 6.1 hypervisor.
Secondary storage is NFS on the same machine as the management server.
> > 
> > Any ideas of what I'm missing here? 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Shane
> > 

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