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From Edison Su <Edison...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: CloudStack System VMs - guest vm tools support for XEN and KVM
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:50:35 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Musayev, Ilya [mailto:imusayev@webmd.net]
> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:37 AM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: CloudStack System VMs - guest vm tools support for XEN and KVM
> 
> Sorry to be an annoyance, but I need some feedback to make this process
> better for everyone.
> 
> I want the system-vm creation script to have an ability to specify which vm-
> guest tools to use as an argument.
> 
> As of now, you can execute the script with following arguments and VM will
> be created with specific guest-vm-tools:
> 
> [vmarelatest] - gets latest open source vmware tools - takes into account all
> future releases, [Vmware5.1] - gets latest OS tools of 5.1 branch and so on
> for [vmware5.0,4.1 and 4.0].
> 
> I need help with what XEN and KVM - as I've managed those HVs the least.
> 
> I would assume since we are running CentOS 6.3+, KVM tools are built into a
> kernel, but that's my assumption.
> 
> Can someone briefly mention how they handle guest-vm-tools for XEN and
> KVM and if there yum repos you know off I can source?

For KVM, there is no vm guest tools. For xenserver, seems it needs xe-guest-utilities_5.6.0-595_i386.deb?

> 
> Thanks
> ilya


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