26.9. Modifying dom0

26.9. Modifying dom0

To use Red Hat Virtualization to manage domain0, you will constantly making changes to the grub.conf configuration file, that resides in the /etc directory. Because of the large number of domains to manage, many system administrators prefer to use the 'cut and paste' method when editing grub.conf . If you do this, make sure that you include all five lines in the Virtualization entry (or this will create system errors). If you require Xen hypervisor specific values, you must add them to the 'xen' line. This example represents a correct grub.conf Virtualization entry:

# boot=/dev/sda/
default=0
timeout=15
#splashimage=(hd0, 0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
serial --unit=0 --speed=115200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
terminal --timeout=10 serial console
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.17-1.2519.4.21. el5xen)
root (hd0, 0)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.17-1.2519.4.21.el5 com1=115200,8n1
module /vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2519.4.21el5xen ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
module /initrd-2.6.17-1.2519.4.21.el5xen.img

For example, if you need to change your dom0 hypervisor's memory to 256MB at boot time, you must edit the 'xen' line and append it with the correct entry, 'dom0_mem=256M' . This example represents the respective grub.conf xen entry:

# boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=15
#splashimage=(hd0,0)/grubs/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
serial --unit=0 --speed =115200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
terminal --timeout=10 serial console
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.17-1.2519.4.21. el5xen)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.17-1.2519.4.21.el5 com1=115200,8n1 dom0_mem=256MB
module /vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2519.4.21.el5xen ro
root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
module /initrd-2.6.17-1.2519.4.21.el5xen.img

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