SPICE and Xen

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Wednesday, July 16 2014, 03:50 PM
Sagar
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How does spice work in xen for accessing remote guest VM?

How to use spice? Is it supported by Xen?

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Wednesday, July 16 2014, 05:16 PM - #permalink
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Sagar,

I believe that work on SPICE support began around the 4.1/4.2 timeframe. It also required some changes to QEMU apparently. As such, any SPICE code in 4.1 (if there is any) is probably quite weak and reliant in part with having a good QEMU available.

The Xen Project 4.4 release had a lot of improvements to the SPICE support. If you want to use SPICE, you will do much better with the latest release. If you stay with 4.1, you may not get it to work well (or work at all).

Russ
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    Wednesday, July 16 2014, 04:09 PM - #permalink
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    Sagar,

    Have a look at the Wiki page:

    http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/SPICE_support_in_Xen

    Russ
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    Wednesday, July 16 2014, 04:32 PM - #permalink
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    Hi Russ,

    was it that spice was not supported by Xen before the introduction of xl toolkit??
    i.e. in Xen 4.1

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