I have started the little experiment but im getting stuck on the first
part, the SSI Kernel, Xen is no Problem, GRSecurity did also work but
OpenSSI so far has no real working Documentation on howto compile your
own kernel. This is rather sad since the default kernels in the debian
packages are missing my raid and my network drivers. And of course miss
the Xen and GRSecurity Patches aswell.
I have already posted the Errors I have encountered , maybe someone from
the Developer Team could write a General Howto on selfmade Kernels or if
it already exists link it to the FAQ on the Website.
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Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:17 AM
Subject: [SSI-users] OpenSSI and Xen Questions
I've read through the guide from Aneesh describing how to setup Xen
Capable Nodes, I want to do the following.
Setup 2 Machines with Xen Support.
Only Machine 1 will have OpenSSI Support with 2 Nodes coming from
Machine 2 (these 2 Nodes will be Xen Virtual Machines)=20
Ihave not tried this practically. But openssi with Xen needs a kernel
support and you need to download kernel seperately or build as mentioned
in the document.=20
Can I use Aneeshs Guide to setup OpenSSI with Xen Integration or do I
have to follow the Standard Guide to setup OpenSSI and then patch the
Kernel Sources along with my Raid Drivers and Xen Support and then
simply Setup the 2 Xen Machines on the 2nd Box.=20
For doing this , init node (In your case node 1) must run openssi-xen
kernel(Domain 0?). Practically I am not sure how it goes.
The Main OpenSSI Node will not be a Xen Machine it will be real
Hardware, I'm just setting up a number of Xen based OpenSSI Nodes on
the 2nd Machine.=20
Being said that openSSI node will not be a Xen machine, it would not
work. To make it work , As I said above, you may need to have a
openssi-xen kernel on init node. Because same image must be run on other
two nodes ( second and third node) which you are planning to run on
Xen, on machine 2. I have not tried this situation . I had tried
creating two node cluster (openssi-xen ) on Xen (domain 0) having
second node on seperate physical machine and init node is the
openssi-xen (Virtual OS running on Xen, domain 0) .=20
Could it cause any Problems to install grsecurity and a few netfilter
Patches along with the OpenSSI Kernel Modifications ?=20
I am not sure about this.
Please update the outcome of your experiment. I think Aneesh will
clarify you better.
Thanks and Regards,