Which version of XEN??????????????

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#1 Sun, 08/05/2012 - 01:51

Which version of XEN??????????????

I have a rented a new server and I want to run XEN+Cloudmin. The OS selection was Centos 5.8 64-Bit (in order to accept Cloudmin and XEN)

I ralised that the automatic installation of Cloudmin installed XEN 3.0.3 and not the latest version of XEN. I assume that this is because Centos Repo has that version as the latest one.

The question is, should I upgrade XEN, and if yes to what version in order to be 100% compatible with Cloudmin? Furthermore, if I select any newer version, which method should I go for? Format the server, install newer XEN and THEN run Cloudmin install or attempt to upgrade XEN as it is now?

Thank you

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 23:14


You're correct, the version of Xen you're using is based on the packages included with your distro (CentOs 5 in this case).

If you're interested in newer packages, my suggestion would be to use a distro that includes a newer Xen version (or perhaps KVM).

We don't typically recommend upgrading using non-standard packages, as that can introduce stability issues.


Mon, 08/06/2012 - 04:28
ronald's picture

per haps relevant: redhat and thus centos have choosen for KVM over Xen some time ago

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 05:02

Well I tried Ubuntu 12.04 which is another alternative from my Data Center however I cannot install Cloudmin which makes the distro unusable!