Amazing guys ! By this way, the platform will become better than ever
I will follow this very closely.
Keep going !
Just updated my homelab server from XCP-ng 7.6 to XCP-ng 8.0 Beta, so far so good. I also tested the new experimental UEFI mode with Windows VM, seems good too.
I also tested the new XOA deployment through the Web interface of my host, perfect !
We will see during the following week how it goes
I continue to work on it but the results are not that good. The main problem is one of the main feature, "everything is container".
I managed to start the xe-daemon in a privileged CentOS container by installing the xe-guest RPMs, but only the show of virtualization mode worked, nothing for the network or soft shutdown. RancherOS should work in PVHVM mode by default for sure due to it's recent 4.14 kernel btw.
I hate give up on things, but I start to think more and more to use CoreOS instead of RancherOS, and use Rancher Server or RKE on top, it will be the same and much more hassle-free. Moreover, the XenServer tools supports CoreOS, it's clearly a better way to proceed.
I will give an another try this evening.
Usually I use English version, but I only have access to a French version of WS 2019 (still waiting stuff from MS Imagine ). I can test with W10 and WS 2016 too.
For Windows Update, that was just a XOA test, just try to install the drivers but they seems not available.
Even with the package 'xscontainer' is installed, CoreOS is moving very fast and the compatibility is not good atm. And Citrix doesn't seems to give much interest in this plugin.
But the improvements in export/import should be more amazing with the zstd from XCP-ng :
The reduction in the time it takes to import or export a VM depends on the specific hardware of the machine. Reductions of 30% to 40% are common. Reductions of 30% to 40% are common
There is indeed a limitation described here concerning the maximum number of vCPU per VM :