29.15. Guest configuration files

29.15. Guest configuration files

When you create guests with the virt-manager or virt-install tools on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the guests configuration files are created automatically in the /etc/xen directory. The example below is a typical a para-virtualized guest configuration file:

			name = "rhel5vm01"
			memory = "2048"
			disk = ['tap:aio:/xen/images/rhel5vm01.dsk,xvda,w',]
			vif = ["type=ieomu, mac=00:16:3e:09:f0:12 bridge=xenbr0', 
			"type=ieomu, mac=00:16:3e:09:f0:13 ]
			vnc = 1
			vncunused = 1
			uuid = "302bd9ce-4f60-fc67-9e40-7a77d9b4e1ed"
			bootloader = "/usr/bin/pygrub"
			on_reboot = "restart"
			on_crash = "restart"

Note that the serial="pty" is the default for the configuration file. This configuration file example is for a fully-virtualized guest:

			name = "rhel5u5-86_64"
			builder = "hvm"
			memory = 500
			disk = ['file:/xen/images/rhel5u5-x86_64.dsk.hda,w']
			vif = [ 'type=ioemu, mac=00:16:3e:09:f0:12, bridge=xenbr0', 'type=ieomu, mac=00:16:3e:09:f0:13, bridge=xenbr1']
			uuid = "b10372f9-91d7-ao5f-12ff-372100c99af5'
			device_model = "/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
			kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader/"
			vnc = 1
			vncunused = 1
			apic = 1
			acpi = 1
			pae = 1
			vcpus =1
			serial ="pty" # enable serial console
			on_boot = 'restart'

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