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2016 range Kernel and virtulisation


nlienard
11-02-2016, 22:56
To go to generic kernel on HOSTING server which has the ixgbe NIC:

apt-get install -y linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic
mv /etc/grub.d/06_OVHkernel /etc/grub.d/25_OVHkernel
update-grub
apt-get install -y make gcc
BUILD_KERNEL=$(sed -n -e '/vmlinuz-.*-generic/p' /boot/grub/grub.cfg | sed -e 's/.*vmlinuz-\(.*-generic\) .*/\1/' | head -n 1)
cd /usr/local/src
wget https://downloadmirror.intel.com/146...-4.3.13.tar.gz
tar xzvf ixgbe-4.3.13.tar.gz
cd ixgbe-4.3.13/src
make CFLAGS_EXTRA="-DIXGBE_NO_LRO" BUILD_KERNEL="$BUILD_KERNEL" install
update-initramfs -tuk $BUILD_KERNEL
reboot

Then you can play with KVM, libvirt or whatever.

marks
03-02-2016, 18:59
as alvaro says: do try our ready to go Proxmox distro

alvaroag
03-02-2016, 14:27
Those servers have a NIC which is not supported by any up to date distro; the kernel module must be compiled before you reboot into the new kernel.

Check these two threads:

https://forum.ovh.co.uk/showthread.p...e-kernel-issue
https://forum.ovh.co.uk/showthread.p...u-Debian/page4

BTW, have you tried Proxmox? It should work out of the box if you install it from the Manager, and supports both KVM and LXC.

AlbaHost
03-02-2016, 14:21
Quote Originally Posted by asuweb
Hi,

Has anyone actually successfully managed to get virtualisation (KVM/XEN) working on the new 2016 host range?

I'm trying to get virtulizor set up, but pulling my hair out, it won't switch to the new kernel - and the "use distro" option in the manager when installing the OS doesn't work either due to I presume the new NIC's..

I've have no joy with SolumVM either. It'll install, but can't create VM's.

Any pointers would be greatly received.
You need to reinstall your server with custom partition configuration then to step 3 you need to tick install original kernel after that you will be able to boot in xen kernel.
EDIT: Apologise didn't saw your 2016 range.

asuweb
03-02-2016, 13:57
Hi,

Has anyone actually successfully managed to get virtualisation (KVM/XEN) working on the new 2016 host range?

I'm trying to get virtulizor set up, but pulling my hair out, it won't switch to the new kernel - and the "use distro" option in the manager when installing the OS doesn't work either due to I presume the new NIC's..

I've have no joy with SolumVM either. It'll install, but can't create VM's.

Any pointers would be greatly received.