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From Jeff Moody <jmo...@datapipe.com>
Subject Re: guest VMs running NetBSD or OpenBSD
Date Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:16:34 GMT
Ineteresting. I was unaware of that. Good to know that practices have
changed.

Time to rebuild Xen templates in my Lab.

--Jeff


On Sat, 2015-04-04 at 20:07 +0100, Nux! wrote:
> Jeff,
> 
> AFAIK paravirtualisation is no longer considered the way to go (unless you lack virt
support in CPU).
> I always prefer Other/Misc profiles in Xenserver, gives me a more "proper" OS, even when
using linux. BTW most linux distros will enable paravirt drivers to access disk and network.
> 
> Even Amazon recommends HVM: "for the best performance, we recommend that you use current
generation instance types and HVM AMIs when you launch new instances.".
> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/virtualization_types.html
> 
> 
> HTH
> Lucian
> 
> --
> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
> 
> Nux!
> www.nux.ro
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jeff Moody" <jeff@fifthecho.com>
> > To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> > Sent: Saturday, 4 April, 2015 16:21:34
> > Subject: Re: guest VMs running NetBSD or OpenBSD
> 
> > The only catch there is the Other (64-bit) OS Type uses HVM on XenServer
> > so any Linux template won't use Paravirtualization (one of the "tricks"
> > XenServer uses to improve the speed and density of Linux VMs on a host)
> > - but if you're wanting to use an OS on the VM that isn't an officially
> > supported XenServer OS (e.g. Ubuntu 14.04 on a XenServer host that's
> > older than XS 6.5 or one of the BSDs) then the HVM solution works great.
> > 
> > 
> > On Thu, 2015-04-02 at 21:52 -0400, Prashant s wrote:
> >> i have had luck registering & running many unsupported operating system
on
> >> xenserver + cloudstack  by choosing the  OS TYPE as
> >> "Other (64bit)"  while registering the ISO in ACS.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> for example ... you can register the iso for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS , CoreOS ,if
> >> you choose Other (64bit) as OS Type  from the drop down menu it will work.
> >> 
> >> ****  ... please Don't use Other Linux (64bit) because this will fail when
> >> booting from the ISO.
> >> 
> >>         .... also ofcourse dont forget to select  Bootable  :-0
> >> 
> >> 
> >> thanks
> >> 
> >> On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM, Sam Ceylani <sam@mistercertified.com>
wrote:
> >> 
> >> > sometimes it is not the case, for example there are tons of operating
> >> > systems that xenserver supports but cloudstack only supports a subset of
> >> > them. Take Windows 2008 server for example, xenserver was supporting this
> >> > operating system fully and we developed a template and uploaded choosing
> >> > windows 2008 server to 4.3.2 and we were getting a weird capacity exception
> >> > error message which took almost a day to resolve when we troubleshot deeper
> >> > and deeper we got this message about cloudstack complaining that this os
is
> >> > not supported on any of hypervisors :) there are some weird issues going
on
> >> > with cloudstack's opinion about what your xenserver can and can not support
> >> > and hard coded into the application... in that case resolution was choosing
> >> > windows 2008 R2 from template list, ty
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> >
> >> > Sam Ceylani, MBA
> >> > Computer Engineer
> >> > MisterCertified Inc.
> >> >
> >> > 301 W. Platt St. Suite 447, Tampa, FL 33606<x-apple-data-detectors://0/0>
> >> > P 813<tel:813.264.6460>.264.6460<tel:813.264.6460> M
> >> > 813<tel:813.416.7867>.416.7867<tel:813.416.7867>
> >> > F 800<tel:800.553.9520>.553.9520<tel:800.553.9520> E
> >> > sam.ceylani@mistercertified.com<mailto:sam.ceylani@mistercertified.com>
> >> >
> >> > On Apr 2, 2015, at 4:46 PM, "Ahmad Emneina" <aemneina@gmail.com<mailto:
> >> > aemneina@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > It's up to the hypervisor layer, whether or not, a guest is is supported.
> >> > CloudStack should just pull the list from the HV and present it to the
user.
> >> >
> >> > Ahmad E
> >> >
> >> > On Apr 2, 2015, at 1:39 PM, Phillip Kent <phillip.kent@xmlsoup.com<mailto:
> >> > phillip.kent@xmlsoup.com>> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Hi all, I wondered if there are any known issues with running guest VMs
> >> > based on NetBSD or OpenBSD on Cloudstack (4.3.2)?
> >> >
> >> > I have never used, but a colleague wants to investigate.
> >> >
> >> > Thx Phillip
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