Dave.Scott at eu
Apr 7, 2012, 1:12 AM
Post #2 of 3
I'm not aware of anyone trying to port the tools to FreeBSD. However, it should be quite simple because the tools are just a couple of shell scripts which write to xenstore (using "xenstore-write")
So I think you would need to:
1. Make sure the "xenstore-*" commands work (you might need to set an environment variable first, to allow them to find the right kernel device)
2. Customize the Linux shell scripts -- they need to know how to get the VM's IP addresses etc (replace eth0 with xn0?)
3. Make sure the scripts start up as a system service
4. Contribute your work o the FreeBSD ports tree?
XenServer System Architect
On Apr 7, 2012, at 8:43 AM, "Egoitz Aurrekoetxea" <egoitz [at] ramattack> wrote:
> Good morning,
> I would like to make a suggestion from this mailing list.
> I'm working at an ISP environment and we're running Xen Cloud as
> virtualization infrastructure. For a large number of years we have been
> running FreeBSD (an nowadays... we run it too...).. although FreeBSD
> seems to run pretty nice under XenCloud (with XENHVM kernel) the
> interacion with xapi and XenServerTools are not supported for this
> (IMHO) nice operating system. It gives so much possibilities to
> experienced sysadmins that I think that other OS like Centos (for
> example) are totally in clear disadvantage with this BSD Os (for some
> several reasons which I could debate in other moment). So I would to
> suggest from here to add support for FreeBSD at XenServerTools and to be
> able to take advantage of this fine api with this fine OS.
> Is it planned to give FreeBSD support to xapi?. If not, I could try to
> take some time for trying to write it.
> Thank you very much for you're time.
> Best regards,
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