0 votes
I'm at bit of a loss as I want to use ClearOS to manage my WiFi Network which iirc is possible, but I have an issue that XenServer is not seeing and I don't think installing my PCI Wireless Cards.

I've followed the steps on unbinding them and allowing them to be rebound to pciback also having them set for pciback.hide and all I get is 'Error 38: Feature not implemented' and even before I tried to pass them through directly to the VM's neither of them had been given their drivers there was no Wlan0 or Wlan1 devices when I ran 'ifconfig' nor in '/sys/class/net/'.

lspci -kvm
Device: 01:08.0
Class: Network controller
Vendor: Ralink corp.
Device: RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg
SVendor: Linksys
SDevice: WMP54G v4.0 PCI Adapter
Rev: 01

Device: 01:09.0
Class: Network controller
Vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
Device: AR5416 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008 802.11(a)bgn]
SVendor: D-Link System Inc
SDevice: Device 3a69
Rev: 01

is there a way to get them installed in XenServer or do I need to find a better Hypervisor maybe Windows Hyper-V... though I hate the thought of having Windows being my Hypervisor...
Thursday, June 25 2015, 12:03 AM
Share this post:
Responses (1)
  • Accepted Answer

    Wednesday, July 01 2015, 10:42 PM - #Permalink
    0 votes
    I have two questions here:

    1. Why not run ClearOS directly on the hardware?

    2. Does your board has pci passthrough support?
    The latter is quiet rare, although it became more common on recent hardware. I bought a dedicated server mainboard in order to use pci passthrough of a Fritzcard Fax PCI to a windows vm.
    Check here:
    The above link only tells half of the truth, I needed to pass a kernel command in grub.conf as well. Although I'd expect that to be set on a XenServer.
     For both AMD and Intel systems, PCI passthrough on Xen requires the iommu=on parameter to the hypervisor command line. Modify the /boot/grub/grub.conf file as follows to enable PCI passthrough
    The reply is currently minimized Show
Your Reply