Windows XEN guest

skeleton disk

guest=w2kr2

mkdir -p /data/guests/$guest/
cd /data/guests/$guest/
rm -f $guest.disk
dd if=/dev/zero of=$guest.disk bs=1G count=0 seek=25

skeleton config

cat > $guest <<EOF

builder = "hvm"

vnc = 1
vnclisten = "0.0.0.0"
vncpasswd = "PASSWORD"

#spice = 1
#spiceport = XXXX
#spicepasswd = "PASSWORD"

name = "$guest"
memory = 4096
vcups = 4
disk = ['tap:tapdisk:aio:/data/guests/$guest/$guest.disk,xvda,w',
        'tap:tapdisk:aio:/data/ISO-IMAGES/microsoft/7601.17514.101119-1850_x64fre_server_en-us_VL-GRMSXVOL_EN_DVD.iso,x
vdb:cdrom,r']
vif = [ 'vifname=$guest.0' ]
EOF

ready to go

xl create $guest
netstat -lntup | grep 5900

and remotely

vncviewer XEN-HOST:5900

drivers

grab the latest xen pv drivers and

tar xf xenbus.tar
tar xf xeniface.tar
tar xf xennet.tar
tar xf xenvbd.tar
tar xf xenvif.tar
...
tar czf xenpvdrivers822.tar.gz xenpvdrivers822/

then upload with winprep and rdesktop w/ file sharing client enabled.

resources

WINDOWS PV DRIVERS https://xenproject.org/developers/teams/windows-pv-drivers/

Installing the XenBus Package http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=pvdrivers/win/xenbus.git;a=blob_plain;f=INSTALL.md;hb=refs/heads/master

PV on HVM https://wiki.xen.org/wiki/PV_on_HVM

Xen FAQ Drivers, Windows https://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_FAQ_Drivers,_Windows (out of date)


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