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Recommended update for Xen


(Last modified: 12SEP2007)

solutions Recommended update for Xen SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (50aede3c254c28aaa098dcd09b9a70e0)

Applies to

Package: virt-manager
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4245
Release: 20070912
Obsoletes: b99bf3bfdb6036f627facd1db412abde


All users of Xen should update.



Problem description

This update fixes multiple issues in Xen. The complete list of resolved issues is:
  • 186696: xend: Fix booting of PV from iSCSI
  • 242953: xend: Fix 'Disk isn't accessible' when booting HVM with blktap
  • 260504: vm-install: Read disks and NICs from XML
  • 261508: vm-install: Check for disk conflicts before adding to disk list
  • 263601: vm-install: Support 'sparse' flag from CLI
  • 271697: vm-install: Accept period in VM's name
  • 278190: vm-install: Adjust max memory to be at least initial memory
  • 278915: vm-install: Search all disks for PV kernel; skip unpartitioned disks
  • 279153: vm-install: Support disks on iscsi/qcow/nbd/file/phy/...
  • 281022: vm-install: Hide progress window for better usability
  • 283425: vm-install: Support RedHat kickstart
  • 283546: vm-install: Change non-debug log level to WARN
  • 286887: vm-install: Fails if PATH does not include /sbin and /usr/sbin
  • 289275: xend: domU will not reboot if pci= is passed
  • 289421: xend: xend allowed VMs with duplicate UUIDs
  • 289569: Modify network-bridge to handle vlan
  • 289581: vm-install: Support info files for --os-settings for SUSE
  • 290889: xend: 'xm create --dry-run' not honored by bootloader
  • 293130: xend: xen-vncfb processes were orphaned after failed VM startup
  • 296083: vm-install: VMs fail to install if vncviewer not installed
  • 296758: vm-install: Correctly read memory settings from GUI
  • 298029: xend: Keymaps not loaded as per xend-config.sxp
  • 298176: hvm: Do not enable NX if BIOS does not support it
  • 299737: tools: in xen-tools requires python-curses
  • 300757: vm-install: Option for 64 bit Windows XP/2003 does not exist
  • 300764: hvm: Unable to install HVM guest using DVD ISO
  • 304041: xend: Fix auto-start of domU when xend starts
  • 305747: Fix bootstrapping of paravirtual SLES 9 SP4
  • 306383: Fix unreadable linuxrc screen in paravirtual SLES 9 SP4 multiple bug numbers: VMX memory-mapped local APIC access optimization


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh virt-manager.rpm xen.rpm xen-devel.rpm xen-doc-html.rpm xen-doc-pdf.rpm xen-doc-ps.rpm xen-libs.rpm xen-tools.rpm xen-tools-domU.rpm xen-tools-ioemu.rpm

links to download packages

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