Posted by on November 27, 2007

UPDATE: 

For pretty much everything that needs doing i’d recommend using this link: here  

One of the primary reasons for the creation of the xen box would be the inclusion of solaris domU’s, these generally would be for testing and general usage etc..

Google Open solaris and again you’re faced with a plethora of scraps and tid-bits of information with regards to creating and more importantly troubleshooting a solaris domU. This was originally the most upto date and comprehensive guide with troubleshooting that I found –> here. However this would start to load and then present me with a kernel panic in the domU, this was a quick fix though as it was down to the kernel and ramdisk being 32bit.

‘A quick change in the extraction of the kernel and ramdisk, just make sure that you pop into the 64bit directory where the 32bit kernel is and grab that one if you’re on a 64bit box. ‘

On grabbing those you’ll find that starting your domU presents you with this:

Started domain solaris-a
SunOS Release 5.11 Version xen-nv66-2007-06-24 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
WARNING: Found xen v3.1.0 but need xen v3.0.4-1-sun
WARNING: The kernel may not function correctly

Ignore the version problem, doesn’t appear to cause any sort of issue. Once the domU is using the correct kernel etc. it will work as any normal native install does.

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