halcyon1981 at gmail
Jul 17, 2012, 9:56 AM
Post #5 of 5
Thanks Roger, I too was able to get it to boot temporarily (then it
Re: Installer hanging HVM Solaris 11 or OpenIndiana 151a
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mysteriously stopped working and I couldn't get it back, no clue what
happened) with a very similar config to above. Also of note, if you
try to export a phy LVM based backend to Solaris it will just hang and
never boot, you must use a file like you did in your config. However
for the brief time I was able to get it work I had a problem where the
option ROM on the SAS card would fail being executed (see
http://marc.info/?l=xen-devel&m=133417413911332&w=2), which looked
like it left the card in a broken state causing the kernel to panic
during boot. Any suggestions on how to deal with a problem like that?
On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:29 AM, Roger Pau Monne <roger.pau [at] citrix> wrote:
> David Erickson wrote:
>> Thanks for the pointers Roger, the main reason is because I need to do
>> PCI pass thru of my SAS HBA and it isn't clear to me that Solaris has
>> the appropriate support for pass through with PV drivers.
> I've successfully created a Solaris 11 HVM using the following config file:
> memory = 2048
> name = "solaris"
> vif = ['bridge=br0, type=ioemu']
> disk = [
> I'm using xen-unstable, but I think there haven't been any changes that
> could affect Solaris as a HVM. I haven't tried to perform any
> PCI-passthrough. Both Solaris and the installer take some time to boot
> up, and the installer seems to be frozen for some time (like 1-2min) on
> "Probing for device nodes ...", but it eventually succeeds.
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