[et-mgmt-tools] Windows XP Mutiprocessor Support

Sameer Naik sameer.subscriptions at damagehead.com
Mon Nov 24 09:09:03 UTC 2008

I have been using virt-manager for a long long time now.
Recently i have been facing an issue... when i try to install windows xp
(sp3) with multiprocessor
support (i.e. vcpu allocation > 1) the system installs fine, but then
virt-manager displays very high
cpu (24-30%) utilization, even when the xp guest is idle. also when i try to
poweroff the system, i get the "It is now
Safe to poweroff your computer" message and also when this message is
displayed the cpu utilzation is around

After posting a similar mail to the xend-users mailing list, i was advised
to use ACPI=1 and APIC=1 in
the domU configuration. But since i am using virt-manager i have no idea
where i should put these values and
whether i need to specify these before installing xp or whether it can be
done after installing.

Or should i create ahand written domU configuration and use "xm create" to
create the virtual machine?

Please Help
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