Xen 3.0 and 3Ware 9550sx

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Z3n, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Z3n

    Z3n New Member

    Greetings all.

    First off, a big thanks to Falko and all the other authors, I have used numerous howtos from this site and I wanted to say thank you to you all. They have all worked as documented and they have made my life much easier.

    Just got in a new server with the 3Ware 9550sx-4lp card installed. I downloaded a Debian 3.1 installation .iso from 3Ware's site to get the system up and running.

    http://www.3ware.com/kb/article.aspx?id=14860

    Now on the to the problem...

    I want to virtualize this server... following Falko's The Perfect Xen 3.0 Setup For Debian (which I have installed and used numerous times) it is using kernel 2.6.12 for the dom0 and U Xen kernels. According to this site....

    http://www.3ware.com/support/OS-support.asp

    The 3Ware driver that is needed is default supported in 2.6.14. I believe that the driver sources are available to compile it into 2.6.12 but I don't have any idea how to do this... Never had to do something like this before. According to the documentation that I have found ... during the make everything is reference to /usr/src/linux which isn't the case for compiling the Xen kernels.

    I would like to learn how to compile this kind of thing into the kernel but I am on a time crunch as well... Always on a time crunch, right?

    How do I compile this into the Xen kernels? Or better yet, how do I get the Xen install from the howto to use 2.6.14, is the 2.6.14 kernel supported in Xen yet?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I'd try to use Xen 3.0.2 then. I think it uses 2.6.14 or 2.6.16 or something like that. But be aware that my Xen 3.0.1 tutorial doesn't work for 3.0.2 (although I haven't tried 3.0.2 myself, but it was reported by a lot of people).
     

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