Category: Xen

Enabling BBR Congestion-Based Congestion Control on kernel-xen

With the release of kernel-xen version 4.9.40, I have enabled CONFIG_TCP_CONG_BBR. This adds support for using BBR to improve the throughput from your servers (mostly web servers) to your clients. If you run my kernel-xen package on your Xen guests, you can also take advantage of this new feature. To enable, ensure you are running …

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Kernel 3.18 now available in el6-testing

Well, hasn’t it been a long time since I’ve posted here! Just a quick announcement that I’ve posted kernel 3.18.14-1 in the el6-testing repo with the aim to replace the current 3.14.x based kernels with 3.18.x. Current testing shows a seemless upgrade and as of right now, no issues have been reported. As always, feedback …

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Announcing Xen 4.5.0 for EL6 and EL7

After a week of hard work, I’m happy to announce Xen 4.5.0 testing packages for both EL6 and EL7. These work on CentOS, Scientific Linux and RHEL. Packages can be downloaded from: EL6 – http://au1.mirror.crc.id.au/repo/el6-testing/ EL7 – http://au1.mirror.crc.id.au/repo/el7-testing/ Testing and feedback welcome – and as always, bug reports welcome.

Xen 4.2.3 released

Hot on the heals of the Xen Project releasing Xen 4.2.3, packages are available in my repo. As always, installation instructions available in this guide.

I provide support for Xen

I figured that I should probably let people know that I am available to assist people with Xen installations / troubleshooting and support. My rates are currently $85AUD per hour with a minimum of 2 hours per support event. This can be paid using either PayPal or credit card. I support the packages I build, …

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