Installing the Xen Software
When doing a fresh install of Fedora Core 5, you can specify that
Xen should be installed by adding 'xen0' to your kernel command line.
This will ensure that the Xen kernel and userspace support packages are
If you already have a Fedora Core 5 system installed, you can install the Xen kernel by running the following command:
This installs the required packages and their dependencies. 'kernel-xen0' contains the Xen-enabled host system kernel (domain 0)
as well as the hypervisor. Also, the 'xen' package will be installed,
which contains the user-space tools for interacting with the
Once this is done, you should have an entry set up in the file /boot/grub/grub.conf for booting the xen0 kernel. The xen0 kernel is not set as the default boot option.
To set GRUB to boot with xen0 by default, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and set the default to the xen0 kernel:2
This is an example /boot/grub/grub.conf, with the 3 option to start the host system on runlevel 3:
title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.29_FC5hypervisor)
module /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.29_FC5xen0 ro root=/dev/VolGroup01/LogVol00 3
The Xen facilities in Fedora Core uses VNC to provide a graphical
interface that may be accessed from remote systems, as well as the
host. Install the vnc package on those systems that will be used to manage Xen:
This provides the vncviewer client.