AW: [Fedora-xen] Fedora 10 Release and Virtualization News / RHEL5/CentOS5 dom0 support for F10 guest domUs

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at
Wed Nov 26 10:31:31 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:06:36AM +0000, M A Young wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Franz Von Hahn wrote:
> >You could propably use CentOS 5.2 als a dom0. It is shipped with a 
> >kernel-xen package 2.6.18.x. It works fine for me but i haven't tried 
> >F10 so far since i'm acutally downloading the iso image of F10 which 
> >takes a long time when using a 1024kpb/s line, you know ;)
> I believe you need Centos 5.3 for F10 xen guest clients which, as RHEL5.3 
> beta has only just appeared, probably won't be available until after 
> Fedora 8 has EOLed.

Yeah.. I believe RHEL 5.2 and CentOS 5.2 has too old python-virtinst
to handle/install F10 guests.. 

RHEL 5.3 will contain updated python-virtinst that supports F10 guests. 
It is already included in RHEL 5.3 beta.

If you can't try RHEL 5.3 beta dom0, you could try with installing
python-virtinst-0.300.2-10.el5 or newer to your RHEL 5.2 / CentOS 5.2 dom0..
it should add support for F10 domUs. For more information check that
bugzilla link above.

RHEL 5.3 beta announcement:


-- Pasi

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