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This environment has been marked as deprecated since 3 June 2013. Please consult the Environment_Management#Deletion_and_Deprecation to know what it means for this environment.

This page describes the 2.7 version of the Grid'5000 xen environment based on Lenny version of Debian distribution for AMD64/EM64T machines. It intends to explain how this environment was built and how to use it with Kadeploy.


Identification sheet


  • Based on: Debian version lenny for amd64
  • Reference file: /grid5000/images/lenny-x64-xen-2.7.tgz at Nancy (md5sum is 5e30b69f26d178616c62d7d0f6735048)
  • Valid on: bordeplage, bordereau, borderline, adonis, edel, genepi, chicon, chimint, chinqchint, chirloute, capricorne, sagittaire, graphene, griffon, paradent, paramount, parapide, parapluie, helios, sol, suno, pastel, stremi, granduc

Kernel version 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64 from Debian for amd64/em64t


  • Remote console: enabled on ttyS0 at 34800 bps
  • Services: ldap:no, nfs:no
  • Accounts: root:grid5000



  • ia32/i386 shared libraries are available
  • SSH has X11 forwarding enabled
  • MaxStartups for SSH is set to 500
  • Max open files: 65536
  • TCP bandwidth: for 1Gbs


Build with Chef.


The version of the variant, as well as the date where it was generate are stored within the file /etc/grid5000/release.

Terminal.png node:
cat /etc/grid5000/release
Tue Apr 10 01:01:29 CEST 2012

Recording environment

Recording environment can be done from a description file. So we create /grid5000/descriptions/lenny-x64-xen-2.7.dsc:

name : lenny-x64-xen
version : 8
description : Debian 5. https://www.grid5000.fr/mediawiki/index.php/Lenny-x64-xen-2.7
author : support-staff@lists.grid5000.fr
tarball : /grid5000/images/lenny-x64-xen-2.7.tgz|tgz
postinstall : /grid5000/postinstalls/debian-x64-xen-2.4-post.tgz|tgz|traitement.ash /rambin 
kernel : /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64
initrd : /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64
hypervisor : /boot/xen-3.2-1-amd64.gz
hypervisor_params : dom0_mem=1000000
fdisktype : 83
filesystem : ext3
environment_kind : xen
visibility : public
demolishing_env : 0

What's new ?

  • Add kexec-tools. Bug 4245
  • Use archive.debian.org for apt sources.list. Bug 4241
  • Version release moved to /etc/grid5000/release.
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