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Quantum basic RDO setup (grizzly) to have original LAN as external on CentOS 6.4


Attempting to follow

I've got an error after starting :-
# packstack --allinone --quantum-l3-ext-bridge=eth0
It reports that ovs port eth0 already exists. Approach bellow in general follows RDO's discussion at

Follow as normal
When done create under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
mail this link | permapage | score:9982 | -Boris Derzhavets, March 24, 2014

Set up Ubuntu PV DomU via xen-image-create at Xen 3.3 Ubuntu Dom0 with Novell kernel 2.6.27


I would also name this post xen-image-create&debootstrap vs python-vm-builder in regards of pre-building Xen Guests at Ubuntu Intrepid Server.View Bug #311943 at for details. Install Intrepid Server Dom0 with with Novell’s Xen-ified kernel, enabling Dom0 and DomU support at a time.Tune xen-tools scripts per [1] and create Intrepid PV DomU. Actually, images been created via xen-create-image allow to upgrade DomU to real Intrepid Server PV DomU.
I mean to perform at originally loaded DomU :-

# apt-get upgrade
# apt-get install linux-image-server

and switch DomU’s kernel to vmlinuz-2.6.27-9-server.
Afterward images may be scp’ed to any Xen 3.3.X Linux Dom0(64-bit) and corresponding Intrepid Server PV DomU loaded for instance at Xen 3.3.1-RC4 CentOS 5.2 Dom0 (64-bit).So, xen-image-create appears to be responsible to prebuild Xen Guest instead of the most recent release of python-vm-builder.

mail this link | permapage | score:9683 | -Boris Derzhavets, January 6, 2009

Set up RH VirtIO SCSI driver on Windows 7, XP KVM


Create Windows KVM via virt-manager as usual. Download latest VirtIO Win drivers from Fedora. Location is File virtio-win-1.1.11-0.vfd to KVM and ISO image virtio-win-1.1.11-0.iso to Fedora’s FS. Create fake qcow2 file: read more...
permapage | score:9296 | -Boris Derzhavets, January 8, 2011

C Source Code Example: Multithreaded RPC Server


This can be considered an example, how to build multithreaded RPC Server for White Box Linux 3. Actually, approach described is universal , i.e. doesn't depend on particular code has been modified.

[Update June 26, 2005: Librenix is now featuring a C language multithreaded network socket programming game server project for Linux called Space Tyrant. As of June 26, there have been four code releases and the game is already playable from telnet.]

(here are some white canvas prints)
mail this link | permapage | score:9294 | -Boris Derzhavets, May 14, 2005 (Updated: April 24, 2012)

Set up Oneiric PVHVM at Xen 4.1.2 Ubuntu 11.10 Dom0


This post is sample of utilizing optimized paravirtualized PVHVM drivers (also called PV-on-HVM drivers) with Xen fully virtualized HVM guests running Ubuntu 3.1 kernels at Xen 4.1.2 Dom0. Xen PVHVM drivers completely bypass the Qemu emulation and provide much faster disk- and network IO performance. First thing I had to do it was rebuild the recent Ubuntu kernel for precise Ubuntu-3.1.0-3 with CONFIG_XEN_PLATFORM_PCI=y. As result following debian packages gets created. read more...
permapage | score:9226 | -Boris Derzhavets, November 3, 2011

Set up Qemu-Spice-Libvirt 0.9.6 USB Redirection on Ubuntu 11.10


I’ve just built locally and uploaded to Launchpad Libvirt 0.9.6 via Debian Unstable, applying standard set of Ubuntu’s patches updated for 0.9.6. It allows follow update VM’s XML profile under /etc/libvirt/qemu/ as suggested in second blog entry of Hans de Goede manage VMs via virsh or Virt Manager having USB redirection support active in Spicy’s sessions. View for further details view my previous posting to Librenix. read more...
permapage | score:9171 | -Boris Derzhavets, October 17, 2011

QEMU-KVM 1.0 patching for USB Redirection on Ubuntu 12.04


Qemu-kvm 1.0 has been built based on branch
qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir as of 12/29/2011. It contains all required usb redirection patches on top of QEMU-KVM 1.0 release

$ git clone git://
$ cd qemu
$ git checkout -B qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir origin/qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir
$ cd ..
$ cp -R qemu qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir1
permapage | score:9088 | -Boris Derzhavets, December 31, 2011

Install TomCat 5.5 Client Deployer on Linux


Step by step instruction for TomCat (5.5.X) Client Deployer installation on Linux. Sample been used for deployment, containing JSPs,Servlet and JavaBean,was taken from online version of Marty Hall's book "Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages" Second Edition,Chater 15 (source code examples). read more...
permapage | score:8943 | -Boris Derzhavets, July 27, 2006

Set up Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10 KVM for spice session (Fedora 14)


The most recent patches to Fedora’s Qemu 0.14 went into qemu-0.14.0-6.fc14.src.rpm on 03/31/2011. Following bellow is brief description of F14 KVM and Spice Server set up via “Libvirt Preview”. Configured KVM Server allows to create Ubuntu 10.10, 11.04 Desktop KVM beta 1 (64 bit), which may run in spice session. Notice, that Virt-Manager 0.8.7-2 does have SPICE support. It allows to switch particular VM from VNC Server to SPICE Server and run spice session via GUI or connect to VM via command line locally or remotely. Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop, 11.04 Desktop KVM beta 1 require “apt-get update,apt-get upgrade” to run stable in SPICE session read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8836 | -Boris Derzhavets, April 8, 2011

Set up Spice-Gtk 0.8 on Ubuntu 12.04


Build requires spice-protocol 0.10.1 and the most recent usbredir 0.3.3.Short list of the changes per [1] :

- add USB redirection support, see Hans comments in the log and that
post for details:
- introduce SpiceGtkSession to deal with session-wide Gtk events, such
as clipboard, instead of doing it per display
- many cursor and keyboard handling improvements
- handle the new “semi-seamless” migration
- support new Spice mini-headers
- better coroutines: fibers on windows & jmp on linux
- add Vala vapi bindings generation
- many bug fixes and code improvements
mail this link | permapage | score:8813 | -Boris Derzhavets, January 23, 2012

How to install Oracle 10g R2 on CentOS Linux 5.0


During OS install both GNOME and KDE desktops were selected as well as all components of all available groups except "Virtualisation", "Clustering", "Cluster Storage" KDE Session has been selected for system login. Firewall and SELINUX have been disabled. read more...
permapage | score:8738 | -Boris Derzhavets, April 30, 2007 (Updated: May 3, 2007)

Qemu-kvm 0.15.1 - Spice(0.10.0)- Libvirt 0.9.7-2 USB Redirection support for Ubuntu Precise


Spice Server and client upgraded up to 0.10.0
Libvirt upgraded up to 0.9.7-2 via Debian Unstable

Qemu-kvm 0.15.1 has been patched via top 28 commits from

Patches set for debian build may be generated as follows :
$ git clone git://
$ cd qemu
$ git checkout -B qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir origin/qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir
$ mkdir -p /tmp/patches
$ git format-patch -M -C --output-directory
/tmp/patches ea2798c1ebe0c12d5feb7d7471a999ea0671ef2f

Qemu-kvm debian/rules contains:-

--target-list="x86_64-softmmu i386-softmmu x86_64-linux-user i386-linux-user"

VirtFS support is available.

To install packages from PPA . . .
mail this link | permapage | score:8698 | -Boris Derzhavets, November 14, 2011

Pygrub and loading Ubuntu 8.10 PV DomU via serial console at Xen 3.3 CentOS 5.2 Dom0


To load Ubuntu Intrepid Server PV DomU via serial console files vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-server,initrd.img-2.6.27-7-server usually gets copied to Xen 3.3 Dom0 and parameters root="/dev/xvda1 ro", extra="2 hvc0" are included into startup profile. At the same time "root" & "extra" may be specified via new entry into /boot/grub/menu.lst located at DomU.
File /etc/event.d/tty1 should be also modified to work for xen console instead of vfb.It's exec line has to reference hvc0 instead of tty1. All changes above been done at DomU allow to load DomU via pygrub and serial console avoiding using virtual frame buffer. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8608 | -Boris Derzhavets, November 1, 2008

Set up spice on Ubuntu 11.10 KVM Server


Packages required are already in PPA “Spice-Gtk-0.6 on Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10″.Spice-gtk-0.6 has been done for Oneiric as two builds. First one with python and gobject-introspection enabled (GTK2). Second one –with-introspection and –with-gtk=”3.0″ (GTK3).This builds actually are the core builds in PPA, which bring RH’s technologies to Ubuntu 11.10.

The only one qemu-kvm package (currently 0.15-rc1)should be rebuilt (spice enabled) as soon as tag qemu-kvm-0.15 will appear in stable-0.15 branch of qemu-kvm git tree.
Install software from PPA :-

$ sudo apt-add-repsitory ppa:bderzhavets/spice-gtk
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu qemu-common
libspice-client libspice-client-dev
libspicegtk3-client libspicegtk3-client-dev
spice spice-protocol-dev spicegtk3-client
$ sudo apt-get install virtinst virt-viewer virt-manager
mail this link | permapage | score:8598 | -Boris Derzhavets, August 5, 2011

Set up Qemu and Spice USB Redirection on Ubuntu 11.10


Following below is attempt to reproduce Hans de Goede blog entry at on Ubuntu 11.10 with intent to build Qemu-kvm 0.15.0 with usb redirection network support per via git repository git:// :-

$ git clone git://
$ cd qemu
$ git checkout -B qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir origin/qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir

Spice-Gtk-0.7.4X has been built up on current snapshot of git:// to obtain Spice-Gtk with usb redirection support working stable with Spice 0.9.1. Build done on Ubuntu Oneiric.Packaged version version of Spice-Gtk-0.7.4X is built up on mentioned git repository with GTK2 and GTK3 as two sets of packages.
Libusb-1.0-2:1.0.9-3ubuntu9 is built up on git:// (pre 1.0.9). Usbredir-0.3.1-1ubuntu5 is built up on official release usbredir-0.3.1.tar.gz. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8258 | -Boris Derzhavets, October 11, 2011

Qemu 1.3 doesnt support spice on Ubuntu 12.10


Qemu 1.3 doesn’t support spice on Ubuntu 12.10 . View build log

ERROR: User requested feature spice
ERROR: configure was not able to find it
make: *** [configure-stamp] Error 1
dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build-arch gave error exit status 2
Build finished at 20130129-1938
FAILED [dpkg-buildpackage died]
*****************************************************************************
mail this link | permapage | score:8257 | -Boris Derzhavets, January 29, 2013

Install HVM Solaris 08/07 DomU (32-bit) at Xen 3.2.1 CentOS 5.1 Dom0 (64-bit)


Solaris 08/07 (10U4) as usual hangs at Xen 3.2 (64-bit) (Xen 3.1) Linux Dom0s.This Xen build has been done with VMXASSIST disabled as advised for FreeBSD HVM DomUs at Xen 3.2 Dom0s. Clone Xen 3.2.1 from mercurial on xen-disabled CentOS 5.1 64-bit instance as follows:-

# cd /usr/src/
# hg clone
# cd xen-3.2-testing.hg
# make world vmxassist=n
# make install
permapage | score:8251 | -Boris Derzhavets, April 29, 2008

Virt-install and Virt-manager at Xen 4.0 Dom0 on Ubuntu 9.10


The final target of this post is to demonstrate how flexible is Ubuntu Karmic Koala Server environment. Build Xen 4.0 and the most recent stable pvops kernel ( with DRM support). Loading Xen Instance followed by install Ubuntu's Libvirt environment, providing utility virt-install for creating PV and HVM DomUs, virt-manager completely functional to manage any DomU been built via virt-install. Change-set 21112 from xen-4.0-testing.hg back ported to Xen 4.0 to support grub2 notation '(hd0,1)' specific for Ubuntu 10.04 aka Lucid Lynx. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8234 | -Boris Derzhavets, April 30, 2010 (Updated: May 8, 2010)

Install CentOS 5.1 (x86_64) on ASUS P5K Premium/WIFI


ASUS P5K Premium/WIFI-AP and ASUS P5E3 Deluxe have following two NICs Marvell 88E8056 10/100/1000 Ěbit/sec + Realtek RTL8110SC 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec integrated on the boards.

As was expected, neither one of NICs integrated on ASUS P5K Premium/WIFI has been detected by CentOS 5.1(x86_64) during install.To resolve the issue, I've successfully compiled the most recent SKGE Driver "install10.50.1.3.tar.bz2" with Xen-kernel 2.6.18-53.el5xen. Ran "modprobe sky98lin". Rebooted CentOS 5.1 box... read more...
permapage | score:8163 | -Boris Derzhavets, January 18, 2008

Set up Spicevmc Channel on Ubuntu 11.04 KVM Server and spice-vdagent on guest


Procedure following bellow set up spicevmc channel support on KVM Server Ubuntu Natty. It also instructs how to setup spice-vdagent on Natty installed as KVM guest at any KVM Server Ubuntu 11.04 or F15. In other words it contains build debian package spice-vdagent via source for Ubuntu 11.04 ( Natty). To setup spicevmc channel on Natty install qemu-kvm packages from PPA Packages in Spice-Gtk-0.6 on Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. Build qemu-kvm-060911-0ubuntu5 from PPA already supports spicevmc channel.It's original tarball is based on git clone git:// on 06/09/2011. Also upgrade virtinst via same PPA up to 0.500.6 to have virt-install understand option "--channel spicevmc" read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8101 | -Boris Derzhavets, June 21, 2011
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