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== Checking Hardware Support for Xen Hardware Virtual Machines (HVM) ==
In order to support
full hardware virtualization, the CPU must include Intel-VT or AMD-V support. This can be verified using the following commands:
For Intel CPUs:
The ''disk = '' line needs to be modified to reflect the required disk and CD/
DVDN drive configuration. For example, if you have decided to use a physical disk accessible on the host system as /dev/sdb:
== Booting the HVM Guest ==
The guest system can now be started using the ''xm create''
commandm for example:
All being well the domainU guest will start with output to the Xen text console similar to the following:
and the installation process from the
chosen media will begin.
== Connecting to the HVM
dominU Guest Graphical Console ==
If SDL was chosen for the graphical console then the console should appear when the guest starts up. If, on the other hand, VNC was selected and the HVM domainU was not configured to automatically start ''vncviewer'' it is now necessary to connect manually. By default the VNC port is 5900 + the ID of the domain to which you wish to connect (which can be obtained using the ''xm list'' command). For example, to connect to domain ID 10:
ps -ef | grep vnc
root 2992 2441 13 14:51 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm -d 11 -vcpus 1 -boot cd
-serial pty -acpi -domain-name
xenhvm -net nic,vlan=1,macaddr=00:16:3e:2e:10:b0,model=rtl8139
-net tap,vlan=1,bridge=xenbr0 -vnc 127.0.0.1:0 -vncviewer
As we can see from the above output, the Xen guest named ''
xenhvm'' is accessible using 127.0.0.1:0. Using this information we would, therefore, connect as follows: