ok, here are some installation instructions for running the
openQRM-server on windows :
First download the latest colinux to your windows box from :
Also download the Debian root-filesystem for 2.6 kernels from :
(you can skip this step and download the root-filesystem during the
colinux installation too)
Now install colinux by clicking on the colinux-0.6.3.exe.
It will guide you through the setup via a wizard. Be sure to install the
If not downloaded before you may select to now downaload the debian
After you installed colinux and the debian root-filesystem adjust the
in the colinux-directory to your needs. Please check the section
"Updated procedure for coLinux 0.6.x"
at http://wiki.colinux.org/cgi-bin/GettingStarted when unsure what
exactly to do.
Now you can start you debian-colinux system on your windows box from a
console as described
in the colinux documenation with :
colinux-daemon.exe -c default.colinux.xml
Wait a short moment until your colinux system is full up.
Then configure a network bridge on your windows box as explained in the
section "Network Bridge" from
This will enable transparent networking between your windows box and the
Login to the colinux system (user root with password root) and bring up
inteface manually to fit to your network. In case you have a
dhcpd-server running just executed :
to get an ip-address and network configuration for your colinux.
If everything went well you are now able to access other systems in your
network or e.g. the internet.
You may want to run apt-get to update and install some of your favourite
When satisfied download mysqld 5.x from
and install in /usr/local/. Start the mysqld database.
Now download the following debian-packages from the openQRM-files
sections at sourceforge :
You may also need the openQRM dhcpd-plugin in case you do not have a
in your network already.
Install the openQRM files by :
dpkg -i qrm-core-base_2.2-2_i386.deb qrm-plugin-tftpd_2.2-2_i386.deb
(you may need to use the -f switch)
Also install the dialog package by :
apt-get install dialog
For initialyzing and start the openQRM-server execute in a console :
basic - just change the openQRM-interface from eth0:qrm to eth0.
plugin - select the tftpd plugin and if you do not have an own
dhcpd-server select the dhcpd pluing too.
pluginconf - here you may need to configure the dhcpd-plugin to
your needs as explained in the openQRM documentation at
Now apply two minor fixes needed for the quite old debian root-filesystem.
In /opt/qrm/include/qrm-server-functions adjust the "tail -Fn1" you find
in the wait_for_pattern_in_file
function to "tail -fn 1" and exchange in /opt/qrm/bin/qrm-cli the line
PROTOCOL=https to PROTOCOL=http.
Then initialyze and start the openQRM-server by :
Please notice that it will fail to create the default boot-image because
of some colinux diffrences.
Anyway this does not matter because for booting nodes we need a regular
(non-colinux) kernel anyway.
This you can create by running :
/opt/qrm/bin/qrm-boot-image create -u qrm -p qrm -k [kernel-version]
-b qrm -y qrm -i [ip-address-of-some-linux-box-in-your-network] -o
Congrats, you are finished.
You can manage your data-center with the openQRM-server running on a
windows system in the usual way
e.g. you may want to add additional functionalities like Iscsi support
or advanced monitoring
with Nagios by adding some of the available plugins for your openQRM-server.
all the best,
John Joseph wrote:
>--- Matt Rechenburg <matt@...> wrote:
>>just want to let you know that I am running one of
>>my openQRM-servers on
>>a windows-XP box !
>>It works really fine with a suprising good
>>performance using colinux ;)
>>enjoy and have a great weekend,
>>... will post more details if somebody is interested
>This user Will be intrested , so far I have not
>installed Open QRM, due to some reason or other so i
>looking forward for ur feedback , will try my luck
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