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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

4 Updating SLE 10 Systems to SLE 11

The update of a Xen VM Host Server is done similarly to the update of a normal SUSE Linux Enterprise system. Simply follow the update description of the new SUSE Linux Enterprise system.

To update a SLE 10 SP1 or later virtual machine to SLE 11, complete the following procedure.

  1. Make sure the host computer is running the most recent SLE updates. The host computer must be running software that is more recent than the software planned for the virtual machine update.

  2. Shut down the virtual machine you want to update.

  3. Prepare the virtual machine’s operating system environment for the update by completing any prerequisite tasks. It is recommended to make a copy of the entire virtual disk.

  4. View or print the virtual machine’s configuration found with xm list -l <vm_name>.

  5. Use the Virtual Machine Manager to update the virtual machine.

  6. Choose the operating system that is currently used on the virtual machine.

  7. Select the virtual machine from the list to update.

  8. Specify the SUSE Linux Enterprise installation source as the Installation Source for the virtual machine.

  9. Run through the virtual machine update the same way, as if it would be a physical machine.

  10. Click OK to create the virtual machine and start the installation program.

    A new window displaying the installation program opens on the Domain0.

  11. During the installation program, select Update from the Installation Mode screen.

  12. Continue the installation/update by following the instructions on the screen.

    After the installation program is completed, the virtual machine should run SLE 11 and be registered with Xend.

  13. Log in to the SLE 11 virtual machine.

  14. If you want the SLE 11 virtual machine to run in GUI mode, complete the following from its command line:

    1. Enter init 3.

    2. Enter sax2 to configure the GUI environment.

    3. Enter init 5 to restart the GUI.

4.1 Boot Loader Configuration

After the upgrade of Domain0, Xen is no longer selected as the default boot option in the grub boot menu. To make it default, start YaST and select System › Boot Loader. Then select XEN and press Set as Default. Finish with OK.

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