As I mentioned in my previous post, I discussed how to get networking working under Debian Lenny on the new Nehalem systems at SoftLayer. However, it seems like there are lots of users who want to get Virtuozzo on RHEL/CentOS running on these boxes. A guy named Shikhir got ahold of me via a Web Hosting Talk thread, and was able to provide me with a system to build on, and some motivation to get it done for him. I was able to build Intel’s driver RPM and get it working for Virtuozzo.
So, on to the instructions!
1) Set up your system with RHEL5.3 64-bit.
2) Download the Virtuozzo installer; run through it as usual, but -do not- reboot at the end.
3) Ensure that the Virtuozzo installer installed the kernel vzkernel-2.6.18-028stab059.6 by running:
[root@nehalem ~]# rpm -q vzkernel
If the kernel version is anything else, please download and install the kernel version above.
4) Download the driver RPM from:
..and install it with:
rpm -Uvh igb-126.96.36.199-1.x86_64.rpm
5) Reboot. If all went properly, your system will boot up with the Virtuozzo kernel and have full networking!
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Hope this helps!