Xen Live CD v2.0
"The Xen Live CD brings together several features and attempts to show many different situations, as far as possible, in a clear and functional way. For example, different architectures of the Hypervisor, pre-configured virtual machines with different kernel of dom0, virtual framebuffer enabled for virtual work stations, extra examples with SDL console enabled, demonstration of conversion between machines HVM / PVM, several methods of how to make a virtual hard disk, among many other examples of what can be done with Xen.
The Xen Live CD is actually a Debian Lenny 5.0. Anyone can create their own version of Xen Live CD, since there is available a ISO generator based on the live-helper. [...]
* The version i386 of the Xen Live CD has a Xen Hypervisor for 64-bits CPUs as an option in GRUB's menu. You can use without any problem, a 32-bits dom0/domU on top of a 64-bits hypervisor.
* The Xorg open source X Window System.
* Basic Gnome Desktop.
* Five tools ready to use for the management of the system, they are: the command `xm' of the Xen, the libvirt, the program virt-manager, the tool xen-tools and program Convirt.
* Two read-only root file systems that are used by four virtual machines, two servers and two work stations. The servers (server01 and server02) make use of the file "ubuntu-8.10-server-i386.squashfs" and the work stations (client01 and client02) make use of the file "ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.squashfs", both located in the CD-ROM of the Xen Live CD.
* Pre-configured file of a virtual machine to start Windows installation.
* Example of how to convert Linux virtual machines from HVM to PVM. With the new paravirt_ops, this can be done smoothly.
* Also there is a pre-configured file of a virtual machine to start Debian Installer within a Paravirtual domU.
* Three different methods to create the virtual hard disks of their virtual machines, sparse files, discs in LVM and partitions in LVM.
* To explore the possibilities, the tools vblade and aoetools was added to work with the AoE protocol, the Redhat Cluster Suite to make the LVM cluster aware, the virtual switch VDE2 with its web interface VDEtelweb and vconfig to deal with VLANs."