I'm reading -> http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/VirtualizationCan be RouterOs 3.x guest on a VM host?
I'm runing a routeros 3.x on a x86 400mhz and I would like to move it to a bigger machine that would be used for storage.
My RouterOs will be run corretly, slow, or faster on the new Virtualized Machine?
It works perfectly on VMware Server as well. As usual, add adequate hardware if you want to load it down.I have run multiple copies of it on Xen with no performance issues.
Variable storage space is my #1, in case I ever need to capture lots of data for calea.Can anyone tell me what application they found any virtualization useful for ROS?
I sure did.
Isn't like that,Relax, man. Don't shout. Chill out.
How would you like to see ubuntu or centos running on your hdtv ? or on your iphone ?!?
It's a router ! And I can't really see the point in working any mor on this from the mt stuff.
But hey ! It's their time, their money... ( and the product WE are using..... )
I don't want to install centos
I did that but it doesn't startif you are using debian with xen enabled kernel you should install it without any problems on routeros.
install debian on normal host - install xen kernel, get files needed to boot in in routeros and off you go.
If it can't run under ESXi, then it sucks pretty much badly. I wonder what sense does it make to install Linux or Windows, and then VMWare Server upon it? That is the old-school and recovery nightmare. Direct thin layer as ESXi is the solution. I actually was about to try it, as I thought I could run back-up router along with our Linux web server.RouterOS works fine on VMserver, won't work with ESX thou due the support required for SCSI disks as far as I've seen.
you can install RouterOS, then install xen package on it and run routeros directly of your RouterOS box, so no need for any other virtualizer.If it can't run under ESXi, then it sucks pretty much badly. I wonder what sense does it make to install Linux or Windows, and then VMWare Server upon it? That is the old-school and recovery nightmare. Direct thin layer as ESXi is the solution. I actually was about to try it, as I thought I could run back-up router along with our Linux web server.RouterOS works fine on VMserver, won't work with ESX thou due the support required for SCSI disks as far as I've seen.
it doesn't detect eth0in centos virtual interfaces should show up as simple eth0 interface, if no other interfaces are present. And as far as i have looked - linux autoconfiguration will find that nic and configure it.
Do queues work on the dom0 (host)?13 Virtual mikrotik routers running on mikrotik host.
My centos is working, but I can't enable the interface, where is the "how to" for that.Of course this has been tried, see
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Virtualiz ... _5.1_Image
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Virtualiz ... CentOS_5.1
It even has link to ready made CentOS image. When network interface is configured for guest, CentOS quest finds (should find) it automatically (just like it finds any other new/changed hardware). Note that network interface type is not NE2000 or anything like that - you must have Xen frontend network driver.
Whe I'm using the centos image available in wiki page, and does not detec the any interfaceHellMInd,
Provided that you have properly configured host part of interface (configured host in a way that guest should have network interface - this is described step-by-step in wiki virtualization page), you should look for solution in CentOS (make sure it detects new device/loads appropriate driver). Mikrotik does not provide CentOS configuration support. CentOS image available in wiki page does detect virtual network interfaces fine.
Depends on whether you have the XEN manager enabled for the runlevel 5. I'm not worried about power going out. We have UPSs, diesel gen, and good power at my datacenter building. I've got some old machines with >1000 day uptime.I can make Router OS but after I can not connect to it, I would like to have the same interfaces line in Router Host, also in Router Guest in order to copy my current configuration in Guest, and to run. I also plan to install a linux system and than put squid on it to make it web proxy for my clients but till I will have any help how to configure interfaces I must wait!!!!!!!!
And one question for jp if the virtual mashines run but itself if power goes off and on and came back, or will need to start them like in VMware Workstation?
Jp can you post your xen routeros config file?I specify the disks used to be the x86 installation ISO, then the second disk is to create a 250MB file for a virtual disk. After installation, you can remove the ISO from the configuration. For upgrades, ftp the new file to the virtual machine like any other MT. To move it to another host, move the virtual disk file and the two files in /etc/xen/vm to the new hypervisor machine.