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09-15-2010 06:07 AM
I had experienced the exact server hanging issue described above and decided to v2p SBS2008 to other hardware.
After numerous test BESR restores of SBS2008 to a fresh install of XenServer 5.6 back onto the original hardware, it would hang at the mini-setup phase and fail to initalise.
I have since installed XenServer 5.0 and restored SBS2008 sucessfully. BESR 2010 now specifies in the SCL that it only compatible with XenServer 5.0 at this time.
This is just to clarify what setup works, unfortunatly I learned the hard way but hopefully others will avoid this problem. I don't trust the reghack workaround for 5.6, (and would like to avoid the "performance issues" stated by porch) and as 5.5 is not explicitly stated in the SCL, I would stick with 5.0 if you are using BESR 2010.
Good luck with your installations, I've had enough bad luck with mine.
12-13-2010 02:02 AM
as I just had to discover, the above discussed problem still exists in BESR 2010 Version 188.8.131.52914 and about 5 Months later to the day since first posted here.
Any Updates on this, Symantec?
12-13-2010 06:54 AM
same question here - any new solution available?
12-13-2010 09:37 AM
XenServer/XenTools version 5.6 is still not currently supported with BESR. Support for this version is coming but I don't know what that timeframe will be.
In the meantime, the following documents the workaround available:
12-20-2010 02:04 AM
I'm having the same problem with live migrations.
I have two VMs running 2008 R2 and BESR 2010. Both of these VMs hang at 100% memory and then later 100% CPU after a live migration.
I'm also having other problems with backup job hanging half way through, usually with the BESR service locked at 100% CPU. At the moment BESR 2010 seems totally unworkable for me.
12-20-2010 02:29 AM
01-05-2011 01:29 PM
I dont know if it is persistent, but i've upgraded our datacenter to 5.6 with FP1 today (was still at 5.5 U2) and the slow response was gone.
We decided to apply the registerkey to the systems which are using BESR 2010, so on the first VM I installed the new tools and told the customer it would take atleast up to one hour for everything to work.
But suprise suprise, it just worked. Everything was fine and de VM was as responsive as ever.
Can anyone confirm this? I don't have any other customers where I can just upgrade the host machines.
01-06-2011 12:52 AM
Thanks for the update, Martijn. I assume 'FP1' is a 'patch' (or similar) for XenTools??
It would be good if someone else could also verify this as a possible solution.