19.8. Full Virtualization Guest Console Access

19.8. Full Virtualization Guest Console Access

Full Virtualized guest operating systems automatically has a text console configured for use, but the difference is the kernel guest is not configured. To enable the guest virtual serial console to work with the Full Virtualized guest, you must modify the guest's grub.conf file, and include the 'console =ttyS0 console=tty0' parameter. This ensures that the kernel messages are sent to the virtual serial console (and the normal graphical console). If you plan to use the virtual serial console in a full virtualized guest, you must edit the configuration file in the /etc/xen/ directory. On the host domain, you can then access the text console by typing:

xm console

You can also use the Virtual Machine Manager to display the serial console. On the Virtual Machine Details window, select Serial Console from the View menu.


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