Zoneminder in OpenVZ container

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vmsv
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Zoneminder in OpenVZ container

Post by vmsv » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:13 pm

Hello,

I have installed my camera a machine and I want to install Zoneminder in a openvz container.

On the host machine everything is fine I have the /dev/video0 device and all the dumps seem OK. The problem is that I don't have th /dev/video0 device on my guest machine.

Anyone can help me ?

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kingofkya
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Post by kingofkya » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:15 am

you will never get it without pci pass through i believe Xen has it but openvz does not.

unclerichy
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Re: Zoneminder in OpenVZ container

Post by unclerichy » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:12 pm

vmsv wrote:Hello,

I have installed my camera a machine and I want to install Zoneminder in a openvz container.

On the host machine everything is fine I have the /dev/video0 device and all the dumps seem OK. The problem is that I don't have th /dev/video0 device on my guest machine.

Anyone can help me ?
Maybe a bit later now (since it's over a year later) but this:

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vzctl set <yourVEID> --devnodes "video0:rw video1:rw" --save
will give access to /dev/video0 and /dev/video1 in container <yourVEID>. Add more videoX:rw entries to pass through other devices.

OpenVZ is more like FreeBSD jails so doesn't use PCI pass-through, instead the drivers (such as bttv) are loaded on the host and the devices are shared with the guests (ie. containers in OpenVZ-speak)

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