Cristian Livadaru's Blog

Cristian Livadaru's Blog


My personal view on things

Share


Tags


Twitter


Install Mikrotik CHR on a XEN dom0

If you want to play around with mikrotik or a need a mikrotik CHR, you can install it on XEN and run it without any issues.

Cristian LivadaruCristian Livadaru

Download CHR

Download the mikrotik CHR raw image and unzip it

wget 'https://download.mikrotik.com/routeros/6.43.2/chr-6.43.2.img.zip'
unzip chr-6.43.2.img.zip

create the LVM

Craete a new LVM and copy the data from the image

lvcreate -L 1G -n chr vg0
dd if=chr-6.43.2.img of=/dev/vg0/chr.lcx.at-disk

Create XEN configuration

Craete a file /etc/xen/chr.cfg with the xen config

builder = 'hvm'
name = 'chr'
memory = 512
maxmem = 512
vcpus = 1
pae = 1
acpi = 1
viridian = 0
apic = 1
device_model = '/bin/true'
boot = 'cd'
sdl = 0
usb = 1
usbdevice = 'tablet'
vnc = 1
vnclisten = '0.0.0.0'
serial = 'pty'
vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr0, ip=127.0.0.1, mac=some:mac:address:here']
disk = [ 'phy:/dev/vg0/chr,hda,w']
on_poweroff = 'preserve'
on_reboot = 'restart'
on_crash = 'restart'

replace the ip and mac address, you can use this Random MAC Address Generator to generate a new random MAC Address for the vm.

Start it

now you can start the mikrotik CHR and connect to it via VNC

xl craete /etc/xen/chr.cfg

Credits

XEN script is based on this post on the mikrotik forum from maznu

Comments