Howto setup Xen 4.1 with Ubuntu 11.10 and run a VM (domU)

Ubuntu 11.10  released with the Linux 3.0.0. Now Linux  has the Xen dom0 support.

setup steps:

1. Install Xen hypervisor

apt-get install xen-hypervisor-4.1-amd64

2. create a domU configuration. ( node0.cfg )

disk = [ 'file:/mnt/vm/xen/vm_images/node0.iso,hda,w',
'file:/media/mnt/vm/xen/iso_files/oneiric-desktop-i386.iso,hdc:cdrom,r' ]

memory=1024 vcpus=1 name="node0"
vif=[ 'type=ioemu,bridge=virbr0' ]
builder = "hvm"
device_model = "/usr/lib/xen-4.1/bin/qemu-dm"
vnc=1 vncunused=1
apic=0
acpi=0
pae=0
serial = "pty" # enable serial console
boot="dc"
on_reboot = 'restart'
on_crash = 'restart'

3. Start the domain

xm create /pathto/node0.cfg

In the first boot vm boots from cdrom and user can install new OS to vm.
by changing the boot order to boot=”c” user can boot from the hard disk.

4. List running domains.

xm list

PS:
Ubuntu 11.10 still need some path fixes to run user domains /vms ( domU ).
You may get an error in your /var/log/qemu-dm-node0.log saying :

Could not read keymap file: ‘/usr/share/qemu/keymaps/en-us’
create symbolic link named qemu-linaro in /usr/share with the name qemu.

For bridge networks default bridge may not include your default NIC.
If your vms ( domUs ) can not communicate with out side networks add
NIC to bridge.

brctl addif virbr0 eth0


Application Development with WSO2 Relational Storage Service ( WSO2 RSS )

WSO2 Relational Storage Service is a data storage service provided by WSO2 Stratoslive PaaS. WSO2 RSS supports MySQL and Amazon RDS as the back end data store.

Creating data bases with WSO2 RSS is a simple task. StratosLive Data Server has the easy RSS user interface that helps to add / manage databases.

Steps to create database using WSO2 RSS.

1.  Add Database.

2. Create Database User and add user to a database privileged group.

3. Create tables / mange data using  WSO2 RSS DB console.

RSS based data stores are accessible with in StratosLive PaaS.

Users can use Java application development methods to access RSS Data stores.

WSO2ConRSS application is a webapp deployed in StratosLive Application servers and it uses a RSS based data store to retrieve data. Source code related this sample available in OT svn.