[virt-tools-list] UEFI and xen

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Mar 1 18:23:10 UTC 2016

On 03/01/2016 01:18 PM, Jim Fehlig wrote:
> 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.

Yes, getDomainCapabilities. Libvirt uses that to advertise what uefi roms are
on the host, so we can make --boot uefi work automagically. Rom paths can
still be manually specified though

- Cole

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