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[openFATE 308278] openSUSE DomU PV/PVGRUB support for XEN and Citrix XenServer
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  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 17:45:44 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: John Terpstra (janhct)
Feature #308278, revision 5
Title: openSUSE DomU PV/PVGRUB support for XEN and Citrix XenServer

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: Matt Sealey (mwsealey)

Running Citrix XenServer or Xen Dom0 from openSUSE 11.2 is all well and
good but the support for the kernel in DomU is not that great; Citrix
for example provide a kernel and DVD for Debian specifically designed
for DomU operation, and there are templates for installing Debian Lenny
using PV-GRUB.
As far as I can see this is simply not implemented in openSUSE so the
support for the client Linux OS is really not as great as it could be.
Is there any plan for support for this? There should be! Xen is not
just about running a system capable of virtualization but running a
system inside the virtualization...

+ Discussion:
+ #1: John Terpstra (janhct) (2010-05-27 17:45:34)
+ Working with a site that uses OpenSUSE clients in a clustered
+ environment.  Recently purchases several large new servers to replace a
+ rack of individual machines.  They decided to use Citrix XenServer and
+ now want to migrate the OpenSUSE clients to XenServer. Lack of support
+ for OpenSUSE 11.2 as a PV guest OS in XenServer is a total blocker for
+ them. They will need to move to a supported PV guest client platform.

openSUSE Feature:

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