XCP-ng 8.0.0 Release Candidate
I wouldn't consider SMAPIv3 production ready yet. Our first objective would be exporting qcow2 files to be able to backup those (so if you have an issue, at least you have backups!)
Surprisingly (or not ) Citrix didn't planned any way to export VM disk in the format they chose themselves (qcow2)
So now @ronan-a is working on integrating that into SMAPIv3. As soon it's done (a PoC should be around this summer), we'll try to publish various "drivers" (ZFS, ext4, xfs, NFS) for people who want to experiment, with also a PoC in Xen Orchestra to be able to "save"/backup those QCOW2 files.
@olivierlambert Thanks for the super-quick reply as usual! I feel like I should make a new thread for it, but what are you views on using raw VDIs to get around the limit? http://www.ervik.as/how-to-create-a-raw-logical-volume-manager-virtual-disk-infrastructure-with-xenserver/
I realise you can't snapshot raw disks, but are there any other pitfalls to it?
Doing hat is like plugin a disk directly to the VM, you'll lose all virtualization flexibility:
- no snapshot
- no backup
- no migration
So do that in last resort, if you can't avoid a 2TiB disk or you can't afford a NAS.
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@ajmind Did you get the Windows XP up and running with any XenTools? I was able to live migrate from 7.2 to 8.0 with XP still running, but it wont boot after shutdown.
No, it was not successful, except to boot the VM in safe mode and to remove the Xentools and drivers via the Software Control Panel. However, this has left the VM unusable and the activation was also lost.
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I think there is typo concerning UEFI. It seems only available for Windows guest only.
From Citrix :
You don't have this limitation in Xen Orchestra. I suppose Citrix didn't test it for other distro, but I'm running Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu on it without issues.
Again, I would recommend XO as main client for XCP-ng
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Oh nice ! I didn't tested it that's why, glad to hear that !
I use XO only too, but for fresh setup installation, I use XCP-ng Center (for XO from sources).
anyone can request a change in https://github.com/xcp-ng/xenadmin/issues