3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2012 2:10 PM by Avi Miller-Oracle RSS

    Oracle VM x86, enable audio to guests

      Hi, we have one x86 server Sun Fire X4170 M2 and Oracle VM Server 2.2.1 installed in it.
      We want to enable audio in a guest hosted by this server.

      We saw that the qemu command
      */usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm -help*
      doesn't show the option

      If we are right, this is the option needed for enabling audio in guests
      (from /etc/xen/xmexample.hvm)
      # enable sound card support, [sb16|es1370|all|..,..], default none

      When we change the guest's .vm file adding the soundhw option and create the domain, we receive error messages
      *[root@ovm ~]# xm create /PATH/running_pool/11_GUEST/vm.cfg*
      Using config file "/PATH/running_pool/11_GUEST/vm.cfg".
      Error: Domain '11_GUESTS' already exists with ID '19'

      *[root@ovmserver ~]# vi /var/log/xen/qemu-dm-11_GUEST.log*
      domid: 18
      qemu: the number of cpus is 1
      /usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm: invalid option -- '-soundhw'

      Additionally we tested all the possible values for soundhw (ich6, ac97, es1370, sb16, pcspk), but (as we expected) none worked.

      Has somebody enabled audio for guests in a similar scenario?

      Thanks in advance.