Article ID: 8135, created on Mar 1, 2010, last review on Apr 29, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo for Linux 3.x

Release notes

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Synopsis:          New Virtuozzo 3.0 kernel provides support for Containers
                            based on the Fedora 11 template.
Issue date:        2010-02-08
Product:             Virtuozzo 3.0
Keywords:         'Fedora 11' support
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This document provides information on the new Virtuozzo 3.0 kernel, version
2.6.9-023stab051.12.

© 1999-2010 Parallels Holdings, Ltd. and its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. About This Release
2. Updates Description
3. Bugs Fixed
4. Obtaining New Kernel
5. Installing New Kernel
6. Required RPMs

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1. ABOUT THIS RELEASE

The current update for the Virtuozzo 3.0 kernel provides support for Containers
based on the Fedora 11 template.

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2. UPDATES DESCRIPTION

The updated Virtuozzo 3.0 kernel includes a set of backported syscalls that are
required to create and run Containers based on the Fedora 11 template.

All Virtuozzo 3.0 users planning to run Fedora 11 inside their Containers are
highly recommended to update the kernel to the latest version.

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3. BUGS FIXED

The following bug from the previous release has been fixed in the new
Virtuozzo 3.0 kernel:

- #465039: 'Fedora 11'-based Containers do not work due to missing kernel
           syscalls.

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4. OBTAINING NEW KERNEL

You can download and install the kernel update by using the vzup2date utility
included in the Virtuozzo 3.0 distribution set.

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5. INSTALLING NEW KERNEL

To install the update, perform the following operations:

I. Use the "rpm -ihv" command to install the new kernel and Virtuozzo modules.

# rpm -ivh vzkernel-smp-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm \
vzmodules-smp-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm
Preparing...                ################################# [100%]
    1:vzkernel-smp           ################################# [50%]
    2:vzmodules-smp          ################################# [100%]

    Please DO NOT USE the "rpm -Uhv" command to install the kernel. Otherwise,
    all the kernels previously installed on your system may be removed from
    the Hardware Node.

II. You can adjust your boot loader configuration file to have the new kernel
    loaded by default. If you use the LILO bootloader, please do not forget to
    execute the 'lilo' command to write the changes to the boot sector:

     # lilo
     Added Virtuozzo2 *
     Added Virtuozzo1
     Added linux
     Added linux-up

III. Reboot your computer with the "shutdown -r now" command to boot the new
     kernel.

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6. REQUIRED RPMS

Depending on the kind of processor on your Hardware Node, the following RPM
packages are included in the kernel update:

x86 kernels:

- Uniprocessor:
   vzkernel-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm
   vzmodules-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm

- SMP:
   vzkernel-smp-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm
   vzmodules-smp-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm

- Enterprise:
   vzkernel-enterprise-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm
   vzmodules-enterprise-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm

- Enterprise with the 4GB split feature disabled:
   vzkernel-entnosplit-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm
   vzmodules-entnosplit-2.6.9-023stab051.12.i686.rpm


x86_64 kernels:

- Uniprocessor:
   vzkernel-2.6.9-023stab051.12.x86_64.rpm
   vzmodules-2.6.9-023stab051.12.x86_64.rpm

- SMP:
   vzkernel-smp-2.6.9-023stab051.12.x86_64.rpm
   vzmodules-smp-2.6.9-023stab051.12.x86_64.rpm

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