xen-create-nfs [options] Help Options: --help Show help information. --manual Read the manual for this script. --version Show the version information and exit. --verbose Show diagnostic output. Networking Options: --broadcast The broadcast address to use when configured with a static IP. --dhcp Configure the guest to use DHCP for IP allocation. --gateway The gateway address to use when configured with a static IP. --hostname The hostname to configure for the guest. --netmask The netmask to use when configured with a static IP. --ip The IP address to use when configured with a static IP. General options: --admins Specify which users should be setup as xen-shell admins. --force Force the overwriting of an existing configuration file. --initrd Specify the initial ramdisk for the guest. --kernel Specify the kernel to use for the guest. --memory Specify the memory to allocate for this guest. --mac Specify the MAC address to use for the guest. --template Specify an alternative template file to use. NFS options: --nfs_server Specify the NFS server to mount the root partition from. --nfs_root Specify the path, upon the NFS server, to mount.
xen-create-nfs is a simple script which allows you to easily create a single configuration file for a Xen guest which will mount its remote filesystem over an NFS root. It doesn't create any images to use for local storage, and it doesn't support more than the minimal number of options to completement the existing xen-create-image script, however it is hopefully useful.
For more details on what you'll need to support NFS-root Xen guests the following article, written by the author, might be useful: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/505
Steve -- http://www.steve.org.uk/
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. The LICENSE file contains the full text of the license.