Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2
Migrate a loopback file based disk image to a blktap tap:aio disk image without reinstalling the DomU.
- Backup current DomU configuration:
xm list <DomU_ID> -l > /tmp/vm1.conf
- Edit disk device section of the configuration file:
# Configuration example
# Change to
- Delete old DomU
xm delete <DomU_ID>
- Load new
xm new -F /tmp/vm1.conf
- Start new DomU
xm start <DomU_ID>
The advantage of the blktap is a better performance compared to disk images accessed through loopback. The blktap driver is supported as of SLES10 SP2, however for NetWare this should only be used on NW65SP8.