Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: alternative to VMDP from suse

Hybrid View

  1. alternative to VMDP from suse

    Hi,

    i'm deeply surprised finding out that i have to pay for pv drivers for windows guests on SLES 11 SP4 and kvm (https://www.suse.com/de-de/products/...ck/how-to-buy/). I didn't expect that, and a fee of 300$ per year for some drivers is impertinet in my eyes !
    Is there an alternative ? I found https://www.windowsservercatalog.com...text=&chbtext=, but if i follow a link i can't find a downloadable file.
    Did anyone manage to use the drivers provided from Fedora (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers) ?

    This is the first time i'm deeply disappointed from suse.

    Bernd

  2. Re: alternative to VMDP from suse

    Hi
    The drivers need to be built on a windows machine (I'm guessing some $$$ for a win build environment, WHQL signing etc?) if you follow the links at the end (Fedora wiki link) you will get the code to build yourself?

    AFAIK, you can download (no support or maintenance)?
    https://download.suse.com/protected/...=xlStyuUE2Mc~#
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE SLE, openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed (x86_64) | GNOME DE
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!

  3. Re: alternative to VMDP from suse

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    The drivers need to be built on a windows machine (I'm guessing some $$$ for a win build environment, WHQL signing etc?) if you follow the links at the end (Fedora wiki link) you will get the code to build yourself?
    If you follow the link you find an iso with the drivers. No need to build yourself.


    Bernd

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •