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XenServer 6.5 5 years 10 months ago #347

Hey Guys,
I was wondering if there's an ETA for supporting XenServer 6.5? I know the stable build was only just released, but I'm about to do an installation and 6.5 has some major performance increases over 6.2 which we would benefit from greatly.
Thanks.

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XenServer 6.5 5 years 10 months ago #348

  • Salvatore Costantino
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Initial work on adapting current halizard/iscsiha to XS6.5 is planned to start next week. We are just finishing up an installer which will make the complete 2-node pool installation very simple moving forward.

Updates will be posted as we progress.
Thank for checking and for using our SW

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XenServer 6.5 5 years 10 months ago #349

Sounds great. Love the software - great work guys.
I'm happy to do any beta testing if you need, too!

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XenServer 6.5 5 years 10 months ago #350

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Thanks for the feedback. We could use some help testing against XS 6.5. So far we have not seen any issues. New releases with some minor changes for 6.5 are posted on our mirror along with an automated installer to try. Please test and privide feedback, particularly on HA recovery scenarios which have not all been fully tested yet with 6.5.

Some things worth mentioning with the 6.5 release:
- DRBD 8.4.3 (default kernel provided version) does not work well with openvswitch. Openvswitch must be disabled in order to function properly (installer will handle this)

- we are no longer dependant on a kernel specific DRBD kernel module since DRBD is part of the stock kernel in 6.5

- we have been testing and are now supporting use of the default local SR as iscsi storage. A new installer will prompt users to either convert the local SR to iscsi-ha or specify an alternate block device.

- installation for the entire ha-lizard cluster is now completely automated which eliminates problems for users that were following the how-to and making mistakes.

TO build a cluser with the new installer:
1) create a XS pool with defualt 6.5 installation and 2 hosts
2) create a network interface between the host and assign IP addresses
3) Download and run the installer on each host (link below). THe installer will grab the latest releases automatically.

halizard.org/release/noSAN-combined/hali...osan_installer_1.3.8

Installation Instructions:
cd /tmp
wget halizard.org/release/noSAN-combined/hali...osan_installer_1.3.8
chmod +x halizard_nosan_installer_1.3.8
./halizard_nosan_installer_1.3.8

enjoy

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XenServer 6.5 5 years 10 months ago #352

Wow, that was fast! :-) Awesome work guys!
I'll try it out later today and keep you posted. Is this thread the best place for feedback, or do you have a special area for that?

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XenServer 6.5 5 years 9 months ago #353

Hello!

I am very new to this Xen Server and HA stuff. I was attempting to setup HA-Lizard/ISCSI on my two node Xen server cluster. I am running into an issue compiling DRBD. As seen here

That said, I found this thread and you said "we are no longer dependant on a kernel specific DRBD kernel module since DRBD is part of the stock kernel in 6.5". What exactly does that mean? Do I even need to install DRBD?

Do I really just need to run that installer above? I don't need to install DRBD at all?

Thank you for any help you can provide!

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