Xen 3.3.1 and 32 bit server.

Hi all,

Can we use Xen 3.3.1 from http://www.gitco.de/repo/xen3.3.1/ on a Centos 5.3 64bit server?
Will everything work fine?

What about running cloudmin and xen on 32bit hardware with no VT?
Will it work fine? It will not have the VT virtualization features, but will it run fine?
That would be great to old hardware.

Alright, if I had to take a completely wild guess (because really, I have no idea :slight_smile: – and we make assumptions along the lines of “The repo you’re looking at is known good, and doesn’t conflict with anything provided by CentOS”…

If we assume all that is good – and there’s features you’d like to get at in 3.3.1 that aren’t in the CentOS provided 3.0.3 – my wild guess is that it will probably work fine :slight_smile:

I’ll add, however, that I would not be willing to test that on a production server :slight_smile:

I’ll forward your questions over to Jamie to see if he has any additional (and perhaps more useful) comments!



I haven’t tested with Xen 3.3.1 personally, but as far as I know it should still work fine. Let us know though…

Also, as long as you are just running Linux Xen guests, not having VT should be OK.

I have used xen all the way up to 3.4 on Centos 5.x x86_64 in production environments and there are no issues that I know of and have been running rock stable. I always test upgrades on a non production system first, but for the most part, the upgrades have always gone well when using verified/tested rpm’s. I tend to get mine from gitco.de. for xen for centos as he seems to have more up to date versions, etc.

Cloudmin doesnt really do anything with full virtualization yet, while it probably can manage them fine, it cant create them at this point, so you setup would be perfectly fine.