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Re: XEN help needed

> Hello all you XEN experts!
> I've got a XEN3_DOMU virtual machine currently running NetBSD 8.1, and
> hosted on a commercial provider (  Since I'm running
> 8.1 I think that implies that I'm running in HVM mode?

   I'm running 8.1_STABLE on PRGMR, and I'm running PV. They have a menu
item on their console interface to provide "system details", which
should confirm it for you.

> Anyway, the provider will soon be upgrading their host to a PVHVM-only
> environment.  That means that I need to upgrade, to -current.

   The last message I got from them on the subject wasn't completely
clear, but it sounded like they thought they could adjust a couple
things, move us to new hardware, and things would go on as normal. So
I'd follow up with PRGMR support before doing anything.


> So, a few questions.  (I'm a really dummy when it comes to XEN, so
> please forgive me if the questions don't make sense!  Where's my copy
> of O'Reilly's ``XEN For Dummies'' when I need it?  :)  )
> 1. Since I'm switching to PVHVM, will there be any differences in the
>     "visible" devices?  Will I need to update my kernel config?  Or
>     will a -current XEN3_DOMU kernel work "out of the box"?
> 2. Will I be able to update only my kernel, and continue running my
>     8.1 userland?
> 3. Will I need to make any configuration changes to things in /etc ?
> I'm really reluctant to update my userland at this time unless it is
> absolutely necessary.
> Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
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