[fedora-virt] Fedora virt status
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Wed Feb 25 23:04:34 UTC 2009
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 09:15:26PM +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Installer Debugging
> A bug was filed about headless installs:
> KVM Having problem In fedora 10 With no-gui
> This prompted a new tip to be added to:
> In order to gain access to a serial console during the install,
> you can use -x "console=ttyS0". Using a serial console combined
> with a VNC install can be very useful for debugging e.g.
> <code>--nographics -x "console=ttyS0 vnc".
> Perhaps it might make sense for Fedora to use any available serial
> console if there is no graphics card? Probably not, though, since you
> have no idea whether anything is connected to the other end of the
> serial line - on a bare-metal headless server, such a policy would
> have us pointlessly driving unused serial lines.
Latest KVM has a new 'virtio console' PCI device present. We just
need to hook this upto libirt's <console> XML, to get an always
available PV console for all KVM guests without messing around
with serial ports. Just need to check Fedora guests have a config
/etc/event/hvc0 so the agetty is started on it out of the box.
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