[virt-tools-list] UEFI and xen

Jim Fehlig jfehlig at suse.com
Tue Mar 1 18:18:53 UTC 2016

Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 03/01/2016 11:21 AM, Clair Grant wrote:
>> Virt-install on kvm provides boot loader options for UEFI rather than BIOS. There does not seem to be a similar option in virt-install on xen. Is there another means for being UEFI-based on xen?
> Personally I have no idea what the state of xen + uefi support is.

Xen+uefi works at the xen tools level (xl/libxl), but not yet via libvirt.

>>From virt-install/virt-manager perspective, to make '--boot uefi' work we
> require a libvirt capabilities reporting API that isn't yet supported by the
> xen driver.

I guess you mean connectGetDomainCapabilities? The xen drivers support
connectGetCapabilities but currently lack connectGetDomainCapabilities.


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